Copyright Protection in the Internet Era: How Combatting Online Piracy Can Help Grow Legal Content

25 May , 10:15–11:30
Technology for Leadership
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D4

The global OTT services market is expanding rapidly with each passing year. Increasing with it is the volume of content produced, which in turn needs to be protected from illegal distribution on the internet. The Russian audiovisual services market is demonstrating strong growth of about 40% annually, with its share of global revenue up from 0.5% in 2016 to 0.6% in 2017. Last year saw the adoption of a range of significant amendments to Russian legislation aimed at improving protection for copyrighted content on the internet. These modifications have inevitably had a positive impact on the market for legal content usage, and have improved the investment climate in the sector. What measures aimed at maintaining positive trends in the legal usage of content must be implemented? What steps must be taken by major domestic and foreign players in the media sector to counteract the distribution of pirate content on the global network? Is the sector’s self-regulation likely to become an effective weapon in the fight against piracy?

Catherine Mtsitouridze, Chief Executive Officer, ROSKINO; Film Expert, Channel One

Alexander Akopov, Founder, General Director, COSMOS Studio LLC
Alexander Zharov, Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)
Dmitry Sergeev, First Deputy General Director, Mail.Ru Group
Pavel Stepanov, President, Media Communications Union (MKS)
Oleg Tumanov, Chief Executive Officer,
Dmitry Chernyshenko, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Gazprom-Media Holding