Rus News Journal

Kiev has ordered music

on $200 million

US authorities has made decision to freeze action of privileges at trade with Ukraine. Rigidity of Americans is connected by that in the country the audio - and a video piracy prospers.

according to the American Ministry of Trade, losses of the sound recording companies from infringement by Ukrainians of copyrights to pieces of music exceed $200 million Ukraine has outstripped on volumes of release of piracy production Bulgaria which many long years was considered as a stronghold of infringers of copyrights. Piracy musical a compact - disks of the Ukrainian manufacture have got not only in Central and the Eastern Europe, but even into Latin America. And on volumes of the stolen software (89 %) Ukraine takes of the third position in a world rating, conceding only densely populated to China and Indonesia.
with the Ukrainian pirates of the USA struggle about one year. In this time joint inspections of the American and Ukrainian experts have checked up five legal factories, making CDs. Americans tried to convince that manufacturers operate within the limits of the Ukrainian legislation. But it - that also does not suit Americans. Moreover, during last session of the Supreme Rada deputies and could not approve the demanded USA of the amendment to the law on the author`s and adjacent rights.
if Ukraine will not undertake in the near future concrete actions on struggle against a piracy, the USA will enter also trading sanctions. The American government has already considered a draught copy of the list of production which Kiev cannot export to the USA. The list occupying seven pages, includes such goods, as clothes, mineral raw materials and metal products. By different estimations, from these sanctions the country can lose from $40 million to $200 million within a year.
Yesterday the Minister of Economics of Ukraine Alexander Shlapak (Olexandr Shlapak), received the prevention from the trade mission of the USA in Ukraine, has declared that there is already begun formation of delegation from experts of Ministry of Economics and minprompolitiki which will take off for Washington next week. According to mister Shlapaka, Ukraine has two months to settle the conflict.
on information, in this time the cabinet will begin work with leaders of parliamentary fractions and committees that already in the beginning of September, to the beginning of work of regular session are glad, deputies have approved of the amendment to the law on copyrights. Alexander Shlapak considers that after the statement of these amendments the problem in relations from the USA can be immediately solved.
yesterday the government of the USA has extended the statement in which it is said that the taken measures will compel Kiev to take the promised measures in relation to manufacturers of piracy production . Possibly, Americans count that under the pressure of the industrialists who have suffered from sanctions of Ukraine Anatoly Kinaha`s government (Anatoliy Kinakh) will close the factories making a compact - disks, and also will forbid trade in counterfeit disks and cartridges. The Ukrainian experts consider that the probability of it is very great.
ANDREY - TCHERNIKOV, Kiev