Russian Union of RightholdersThe Russian Union of Rightholders was created by cultural and art figures for the implementation and protection of rights to the results of intellectual activity.
If you are an importer of recordable media used for private copying, in accordance with Russian legislation you have to pay blank tape levy in favor of authors, performers and phonogram and audiovisual works producers.
If you are a manufacturer of recordable media, used for private copying, Russian legislation obliges you to pay blank tape levy, which will be distributed to authors, performers, phonogram and AVW producers.
Every song and film we copy has been created by decent work of many professionals: authors and composers, film directors and actors, musicians and producers. All of them are entitled to receive remuneration for private copying of results of their creative work.
Establishment of Russian Union of Rights Holders (RUR) was a result of joint participation of societies, which protect rights of authors, performers, phonogram and audiovisual work producers, such as Russian Filmmakers’ Union, Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) and Russian Organization for Intellectual Property (VOIS).
I am grateful to the Russian Union of Rightholders and I would like to wish everyone success in their work to protect the rights of authors and artists. This is a very important activity that should promote the development of culture and art in our country.