Legal basis for providing information

 According to Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, from 1 January 2008

"In case a library provides works, which have been legally admitted for civil usage, into free – of – charge temporary usage, such usage can be exercised without author’s or any other right owner’s consent and does not imply royalties. Meanwhile the digitized copies of works provided by libraries for free – of – charge temporary usage, this including the cases of interlibrary loans, shall be available exclusively inside libraries equipped so that readers could not produce digitized copies of the works they access".