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WorldAsiaWestern writers fell prey to pirates in Russia

Western writers fell prey to pirates in Russia

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In Russia, new copyright protection mechanisms will have to be developed. Analysts raised the issue after a novel by writer Stephen King appeared on the markets, which has not been officially published in Russia.

The American science fiction writer’s ‘The Tale’ was released in September last year. The Eksmo-AST publishing house cannot influence the illegal sale of the novel by pirates, because it does not own the rights to the book. The imprint indicates that it was printed by the Lugansk Trophy Book publishing house. At the same time, there is no data on the organization in the SPARK-Interfax system, reports Kommersant.

Many writers refused to publish books in the Russian Federation after the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine. There are no official copyright holders in the country anymore, so no one can complain about private advertisements posted on Yulia or Avito.

“Marketplaces will have to solve this problem themselves, in particular by developing new mechanisms for regulating user agreements,” said an industry source.

Earlier, the deputy head of the commission for humanitarian and information policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Yevgenia Kravchuk, said that about 11 million books in Russian were destroyed in the country.

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