An anonymous reader writes: Changes to the russian civil code, which include the recognition of open licenses, or the right for libraries to generate digital copies of certain works, were now signed by the russian president and come into force on October 1st. According to Wikimedia-RU member Linar Khalitov, 'these changes are a result of a lot of hard work on behalf of Wikimedia-RU [...] – proposing, discussing and defending amendments to the Code.'
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