IT developers asked the government not to support the growth of the power of the Federal Antimonopoly Service

Several united Russian IT companies made a request to the Ministry of Communications not to support a bill suggested by the Federal Antimonopoly Service about the regulation of the results of intellectual activity.Несколько The Office proposes to cancel the immunity to the application of antitrust laws on IT developers. A letter to the Minister of Communications Maksut Shadayev was sent by the Association of Computer and Information Technology Enterprises, the Association of Software Developers “Domestic Software” and the non-profit partnership “Russoft”. They unite more than 300 domestic IT companies. Now these companies are not covered by a ban on abuse of a dominant position in the market and on participation in anti-competitive agreements. Companies can set an arbitrary price for products, and it can vary by region and customer. FAS proposes to cancel this immunity. The Office refers to international standards that prohibit such exceptions to the law.

The FAS initiative provides for the withdrawal from industry participants of the antimonopoly immunity actually applicable to them
However, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media opposed the FAS initiative to extend competition regulation to developers.
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