Russian media have found out that video hosting Rutube has faced an unprecedented amount of foreign pirated content, but does not block it. Journalists found on the site a large number of films and series from foreign copyright holders and popular streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV), which were uploaded by users without the permission of content producing companies, and Rutube moderators do not delete them, as well as do not restrict access to such channels in any way.
Currently, channels dedicated to series and foreign films continue to be available on the Rutube video hosting, where there is a high-quality design and a detailed description of the content, including selections of episodes by season, dubbed translation and video resolution up to 1080p.
“Recently, the national video hosting has faced an unprecedented amount of pirated content uploaded by Rutube users. National video hosting understands the importance of licensed content and strictly follows the letter of the law. As soon as we receive an appeal from the copyright holder, the content will be immediately removed from the channel, ”the Rutube press service said.
The service representative explained to the media that all unlicensed content on the platform is blocked within 24 hours after the official request of the copyright holders, in accordance with Articles 15.2 and 15.7 of 149-FZ “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”. “Rutube is also a member of a memorandum of cooperation in the field of protection of exclusive rights in the era of digital technology development, which allows us to remove unlicensed content that has entered the registry within six hours,” the company’s press service added.
It is noteworthy that the platform accepts applications from copyright holders only after they indicate their full name, PSRN, TIN, all addresses and contact details.