Court affirms rightholders union's right to collect fee from CD producers
The Supreme Commercial Court refused to reconsider lower courts' judgments affirming the decision to entitle the Russian Union of Right-Holders to collect a one-percent commission from the sales of blank CDs and CD recording equipment. The federal service for the enforcement of cultural heritage protection laws reported on October 26, 2010 that it empowered the Russian Union of Right- Holders headed by renowned film director Nikita Mikhalkov to collect the commision.