Medvedev called on Russians to piracy: the Kremlin supported the proposal
By distributing pirated copies of works that have become inaccessible in Russia by decision of Western copyright holders, Putin's henchman wants to bring them to bankruptcy.
Due to the disappearance of Western music and films from online services in Russia as a result of sanctions imposed for Russian aggression in Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians to resort to piracy.
He stated this in a commentary to Russian propagandists.
“You know what? Look for the right pirates and download them. Now I treat this on the principle of “what you wanted, you got it.” And let them not take the money, ”offered the offended official, once known for his commitment to Western rock music.
With this step, Medvedev hopes to bring the copyright holders to bankruptcy.
“Now, if they left us – all kinds of Netflix and others, then we will download everything, we will use it for free. I would also scatter it all on the Web in order to inflict maximum damage on them so that they go bankrupt,” he encouraged the Russians.
Medvedev's proposal immediately found a lively response from Putin's speaker, Dmitry Peskov. At the same time, the press secretary of the owner of the Kremlin accused the Western countries of “seizing” Russian assets.
“We are dealing with pirates – [these are] those who robbed us, those who seized our assets, stole our assets … The phrase” pirated content “should be perceived under a different sauce,” Peskov said.
Recall that earlier during a visit to the Sverdlovsk region of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev was approached by local advocates of a sober life with an appeal to give up alcohol and introduce a “dry law” for themselves, since the country needs “sensible leaders.”