Medvedev at the end of the G8

The declaration reflects an absolutely conservative position that intellectual property rights should be protected according to the existing conventions. No one questions that, but I have repeatedly stated that, unfortunately, those conventions were written 50 or almost 100 years ago, and they are unable to regulate the whole complex of relations between the copyright owner and users.

Dmitri Medvedev, President of Russia - In May 2011, after G8 countries called on stepping up the repression of online copyight infringements.