The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has not made proposals for exemption from liability for the use of unlicensed software (software) and does not support them.
Earlier, we reported that on a number of electronic resources, a supposedly draft plan of the Russian government on priority measures to ensure the development of the Russian economy in the face of external sanctions pressure appeared. According to the plan, in order to support Russian information technologies, a mechanism for compulsory licensing in relation to software, databases and topologies for integrated circuits is proposed.
“The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation informs that it has not made proposals for exemption from liability for the use of unlicensed software and currently does not support them. The Ministry of Finance plans to hold a discussion with the Ministry of Economic Development of this issue. The Ministry of Finance stands for stimulating the transition to Russian software,” the message says.
The ministry added that the proposals that the Ministry of Finance provided to the IT industry support plan directly follow from the decree of the President of the Russian Federation on measures to accelerate the development of the IT industry in Russia.
On March 2, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on supporting the IT industry, according to a publication on the Kremlin’s official website. All IT companies will be exempt from income tax and inspections by regulatory authorities for three years. To continue working and create new projects, organizations will be able to receive loans at a rate below 3%.