State Duma has Adopted the Law on Video on Demand Services

May, 2017 - Russia

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We would like to inform you about adopted amendments to the Federal Law “On Information, information technologies and information security” and the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation. These amendments are aimed at regulating online video on demand services (also known to the public as “online cinemas law”, hereinafter referred to as the “Law”).

On May 1, 2017 the Law adopted by the Parliament and signed by the President was officially published. It comes into force on July 1, 2017.