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Acknowledgment of Copyright

If a dispute of copyright on software, database arises (e.g. who is the author?), the author may bring legal action for recognition of his rights on material.

Such legal action will resolve the dispute and could become a prerequisite for the application of other measures for rights protection established by law.

For example, the author who has his/her rights for a software or a database acknowledged through the establishment of authorship, will be able to claim damages for illegal use of work from 10 000 to 5 000 000 ₽.


If there is a dispute of authorship, it will be necessary to bring legal action to the Court of general jurisdiction to resolve the matter.

To bring legal action on authorship acknowledgment it is necessary to provide evidence that the computer program or the database were created by the plaintiff. Drafts, preliminary versions of the disputed work may be used as evidence.

Price of Acknowledgment of Copyright