Article 176. Infringement of Copyright and Related Rights

1. Unlawful reproduction, distribution of works of scientce, literature, arts, computer software and databases, as well as unlawful reproduction, distribution of performances, phonograms and broadcasts, the unlawful production of their copies and their distribution on audio and videocassets, floppy disks, other data and information carriers, and other exploitation of works, computer software and databases, objects of related rights, without the permission of copyright and/or related rights' holders, if such actions bring to gross or severe economic damages, -

invokes penalty in the amount from 100 to 400 untaxed minimum personal incomes, or punishment in the form of corrective works with the termin up to 2 years, with the confiscation of all unlawfully produced copies of works, material mediums of computer software, databases, fixations of performances, broadcasts, phonograms, as well as equipment and materials used for the unlawful reproduction and distribution.

2. One and the same action, if it is performed again or if it brings to severe economic damages, -

invokes penalty in the amount from 200 to 800 untaxed minimum personal incomes, or punishment in the form of corrective works with the termin up to 2 years, or an imprisonment for the same termin, with the confiscation of all unlawfully produced copies of works, material mediums of computer software, databases, fixations of performances, broadcasts, phonograms, as well as equipment and materials used for the unlawful reproduction and distribution.

3. The actions stated in the paragraph 1 and 2 of this article, if committed by the state officials by means of use of their official or preffessional prerogatives, and performed against the interests of his or her subordinate -

invokes penalty in the amount from 500 to 1000 untaxed minimum personal incomes, or punishment in the form of arrest for the termin up to 6 months, or imprisonment with the ternmin up to 2 years, with the further deprivation of right to undertake the certain posts or be engaged in certain types of proffessional activities for up to 3 years.

Remark:The economic damage is considered as gross the price of unlwfully produced or distributed copies of works, the price of material mediums with computer software, databases, prformances of phonograms, broadcasts, audio- or vidoecassetes, floppy disks, other material mediums, or the sum of profit made by the unlawful publication, performance, public display or public performance of works, computer software, databases, performances, phonograms,broadcasts, sales of audio- and vioucassetes, floppy disks, other material mediums, exceeds the sum of the untaxed minimum personal profit in 100 or more times. The economic damabe is considered as severe if the price of above mentioned copies or profit made exceed the sum of untaxed minimum personal income in 1000 or more times.

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