Digital Development Ministry doesn't support idea to abolish liability for use of unlicensed software - statement
MOSCOW. March 6 (Interfax) - The Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media has not proposed and does not support the idea of abolishing liability for the use of unlicensed software, a statement published on the ministry's website says.
"The Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media states that it has not submitted proposals on abolishing liability for the use of unlicensed software and does not support this at present. The Digital Development Ministry plans to discuss the matter with the Economic Development Ministry," it said.
The Digital Development Ministry favors the stimulation of users to switch to Russian software. "The proposals that the Russian Digital Development Ministry submitted to a plan for supporting the IT sector directly follow presidential decree No. 83 of March 2, 2022," it said.
Media have reported earlier that, as part of a plan of priority measures to support the Russian economy amid foreign sanction pressure, the government was discussing the possible abolition of liability for using unlicensed software.