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Networking infrastructure of trust – a prerequisite for the development of national intellectual property

20.11.2017

Russia, Saint Petersburg. In the framework of the business program of the VI St. Petersburg international cultural forum, 18 November 2017 a panel discussion “Creation in Russia of world applicable best practices of blockchain technology for managing intellectual property rights: from patents and inventions to books, paintings, photographs, music and films” was held. Leading Russian…

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The federal program “FONMIX. Legal music is played here” starts in Russia

14.10.2017

The largest Russian audiobroadcasting company “FormMax” is launching a large-scale federal program of social responsibility “FONMIX. Legal music is played here”. Within the program, business owners, the institutions of which pay legal music content, will receive special FONMIX labelling (for restaurants, shopping centers, gas stations, banks and other facilities). FONMIX label indicates the concluded agreement…

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VOIS – partner of the V International Forum “Anti-Counterfeit-2017”

08.09.2017

VOIS is a partner of the V International Forum “Anti-Counterfeit-2017”, which will be held on September 14-16, 2017 in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic). Organizers of the forum are the Government of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the International Anti-Counterfeit Association. The International Forum “Anti-Counterfeit”…

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VOIS and Kyrgyzpatent signed an agreement concerning performers’ rights

27.07.2017

VOIS has concluded a bilateral agreement concerning the rights of performers with the State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovation under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzpatent). According to the agreement performers of both countries will be protected equally within the contracting territories. Cooperation of VOIS and the Kyrgyz colleagues will provide strengthening the…

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VOIS and Armauthor (Armenia) signed a bilateral agreement concerning performers’ rights

13.06.2017

VOIS concluded bilateral agreement concerning the rights of performers with the Armenian public organization on collective management of copyright and related rights Armauthor. According to the agreement performers of both countries will be protected equally within the contracting territories. Cooperation of VOIS and the Armenian colleagues will allow Russian performers get remuneration for the use…

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VOIS and LaIPA (Latvia) signed a bilateral agreement concerning the rights of phonogram producers

31.08.2016

VOIS concluded a bilateral agreement concerning the rights of phonogram producers with the Latvian collecting society on neighboring rights – Latvian Performers’ and Producers’ Association (LaIPA). According to the agreement the producers of phonograms of both countries will be protected equally within the contracting territories. Cooperation of VOIS and the Latvian colleagues will allow Russian…

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VOIS and GDA (Portugal) signed an agreement

14.03.2016

A bilateral agreement on mutual representation of interests was signed between VOIS and GDA – the Portuguese society for the collective management of related rights. The agreement provides for the parties’ cooperation and exchange of catalogs of performers. GDA collects, distributes and pays remuneration owed to actors and musicians for the use of phonograms created…

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VOIS participated in SCAPR working group meetings in Madrid

16.01.2016

SCAPR (the Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights) working group meetings were held on January 18-21, 2016 in Madrid (Spain). VOIS was represented at the meetings by Deputy Director General Erik Valdes-Martines. The participants of the Rights Administration Working Group discussed current issues related to the societies dealing with the collective management…

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Chairmen of VOIS and SAMI (Sweden) met in Moscow

16.10.2015

On October 6-7, 2015 a meeting of Chairmen of VOIS and SAMI – the Swedish Society for the collective management of performers’ rights was held in the VOIS office in Moscow. The meeting resulted in signing a bilateral agreement on mutual representation of interests. Director General of SAMI Stefan Lagrell and Head of International Department…

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The first international workshop of VOIS & SCAPR was held in Moscow

29.07.2015

SACPR & VOIS regional workshop on collective management of performers’ rights in the post-Soviet countries and international practice was held in Russia, Moscow, on October 16-17, 2014. It was initiated by VOIS under the aegis of SCAPR. The event gathered together leading experts from Europe and CIS countries. SCAPR was represented by the Working group…

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