Lawyer and teacher at Moscow Digital School Roman Lukyanov commented specifically for “Gambling” information that the holding “Ricky”known from “Smeshariki” and “Fixies”, will remain without licenses for foreign software. The expert also named several options for solving the problem.
According to Roman, nothing, in general, will change for the townsfolk, but the company may face difficulties. The lawyer believes that we can talk about licenses for software that is no longer officially supplied to Russia.
As a way out of this situation, the company can choose other software available for licensing in the Russian Federation. However, this can lead to disruption of the production process and its final result. If this is a fundamentally different software, then the cartoon may look different. Ricky can also order that part of the development that is related to the missing software from an external studio from a neutral jurisdiction.
In theory, a company can use one of the ways to misuse software, but the reputational and economic risks are too high. As Roman Lukyanov notes, it will most likely be difficult for the studio to do something outside the Russian Federation if this happens.
“The company can also change the location of the studio to a neutral jurisdiction, however, in this case, a number of important issues arise with taxation and other aspects. Also, “Ricky” can wait or contribute to the adoption of amendments to Russian legislation; frankly, an ambiguous and long way.
In other words, it seems that there are different options for solving the problem, but is there a completely painless and 100% effective one among them – probably only the studio has an answer to this question. In any case, we believe and support Ricky and hope that the issue with the software will be resolved quickly and positively”
Recall, the head of the Riki group of companies Julia Nemchina said that the licenses for the programs needed to create cartoons expire this summer. While the equipment is enough for the next couple of years of stable operation.
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