| Commentary

66 Russia: copyright and related rights protection

| Commentary

(e) Russian Federation

66 Russia: copyright and related rights protection

The Russian Federation is a signatory to the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, the Brussels Convention, the Phonograms Convention, the Rome Convention, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The Federation consists of forty six provinces, twenty-one republics, nine territories, four autonomous districts, two federal cities and one autonomous province. The principal copyright law of the Russian Federation is Federal Law No. 231-FZ of 18 December 2006 on Putting into Force Part IV of the Russian Civil Code.

Copyright subsists in scientific, literary and artistic works irrespective

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