Legal defense of copyright
Legal defense of copyright and intellectual property.
Under Russian Federation civil legislation copyright law means the rights to intellectual property, both scientific and literary works and other rights for works of art.
For the execution and protection of this category of rights registration of the work or compliance with other formalities are not required. You need to know that the author of a work has following rights:
• The exclusive right to their own work;
• Copyright to the name;
• The right of authorship;
• The right to publish their work and its integrity.
Copyright is usually attributed to the category of intellectual property rights. The following works are subject to this law:
• Scripts, literary and dramatic works;
• Audio-visual and musical works;
• Pantomimes and choreographic works;
• The works of drawing, painting, design, sculpture, etc.;
• Stenographic and decorative works;
• Town planning, architecture and landscape work, including layouts, designs and drawings;
• Photos and works produced by photographic means;
• Other categories of works.
Copyright is equally applicable to both published and unpublished works presented in any form. The objects of this right does not include national symbols, the official governmental documentation, television programs, news and other objects of informational nature.
Copyright is valid during the whole life of the author, as well as the next seventy years after his death. Conflicts related to the intellectual property rights of entities should be resolved in arbitration; conflicts related to the individual intellectual property rights should be resolved in the courts of general jurisdiction.
Specialists of "The Legal Center SP" in the shortest possible time will help you understand the details of the Russian legislation concerning the protection of the copyright, any intellectual property rights, and will protect your dignity, honor and reputation in court.
We offer the following categories of services:
Refutation of different information, one way or another damaging reputation, dignity or honor of the author.
The concept of a business reputation, dignity and honor protection means the method of obtaining intangible goods to refute the information somehow discrediting the author if the extension of such information does not provide evidence that they are true. Under Russian law, every person has the right to demand a court official refutation of false information in any way that is damaging his reputation, dignity and honor. In addition, interested parties may also obtain the protection of dignity and honor of people, even after his death. If the decision of the judiciary is not performed properly, the representatives of the court have the right to fine the offender in a manner consistent with the procedural law.
Publishing a response on earlier disclosed information which may in some way violate the interests and rights of the author in the Media.
In the case that the information that has damaged the reputation, dignity or honor of the author was published in the Media, it can only be refuted by means of the Media itself. If similar information is stated in a document fabricated by some organization, this document should be recalled or replaced. The author who is the subject of this false information may publish a public reply in the Media.
Compensation for moral or material damage caused due to false information damaging the reputation, dignity or honor of the author.
The author whose honor and dignity was damaged has the right not only to official refutation, but also to claim compensation for moral or material damage caused due to falsify information.
The recognition of published information as invalid.
In the case that it is impossible to identify the infringer, who spreads the information, the aggrieved party is entitled to apply to the court for recognition of the given information as invalid. The rules for protection of the dignity and honor of individuals also applies to the protection of the reputation of legal entities.
Legal protection of rights of authorship is performed by means of placing the following demands:
- Recognition of copyright (to the person, not recognizing or denying such an interest);
- Abolition of a series of actions, somehow violating the copyright or posing a threat to its violation in the future (to the person carrying out these actions, or preparing for them);
- Compensation for damages, both moral and material (to the person who illegally used the object of intellectual property without the appropriate agreement with the author).
For many common people the principles of institution of the protection of a reputation, honor or dignity may seem unnecessarily complicated. But in the case where there’s a professional and competent approach to the case, and the assistance of qualified and experienced lawyers, the aggrieved party, would in most cases, achieve favorable results and a court decision in their favor.