Source The cases of the scandalous Alexander Lavrentiev are expanding and multiplying. We can even talk about the possible support of unfriendly countries. Recall that Mr. Lavrentyev has a kind of hobby – to collect a kind of collection of businessmen, journalists, politicians, photographers and other creative personalities for upcoming lawsuits. To do this, Mr. Lavrentiev has acquired a serious office with the formidable name “Anti-piracy technologies.” And this office bakes lawsuits like pies…
Just the other day, Mr. Lavrentyev's “networks” included a reputable company from St. Petersburg – Ecos Security Rus, which inadvertently published a harmless photograph of the Evolution building in Moscow City in its luxurious presentation. And away we go!
The all-seeing eye of Lavrentiev has already “figured out” the location of the company and its wide “opportunities”.
Note that the courts and judges are simply inundated with lawsuits from the owner of the Anti-Piracy Technologies office. On the site of this dumb office, such tsifiri “dance” hopak: the office has 1023 cases. 721 – won! 293 cases in process. And 9 cases turned out to be too tough: they were lost!
It is worth mentioning the “heroes” of Mr. Lavrentyev, in whom he seized like a tick: this is both the Komsomolskaya Pravda publishing house and the trade union organization The State Duma of the Russian Federation, and the Government of the Omsk Region, and Gazprom Transgaz Surgut, and even the Kurchatov Institute and others. Moscow Post.
Roussos near the corrosion station
The fact that Alexander Lavrentiev “spotted” a “someone else's” photo of the Evolution tower in Moscow City was told by Vladimir Osetinsky, a representative of Ecos Security Rus.
As Mr. Osetinsky said, one of the company's employees was preparing a presentation. And the Evolution tower accidentally got into this presentation. But it's not just that she got into the presentation of the company.
The fact is that the clients of the company “Ecos Security Rus” work in the tower “Evolution”…
But Mr. Lavrentiev is already “on the threshold”.
A certain Roussos (this is a pseudonym) often works in tandem with him, in fact this is a certain A.V. Popov (has nothing to do with the author of this investigation).
Popov-Roussos is associated with a judicial history, which got into a solid research center “Kurchatov Institute”, or rather, a branch of “Kurchatnik” (as they affectionately call their Institute of Nuclear Physics) – VIAM – All-Russian Research Institute of Aviation Materials.
As one of the VIAM employees said, in their presentation, the institute employees inadvertently used some ingenious photo “Stands of the northern corrosion station”.
But, as it turned out, this is the “result of intellectual activity” of Mr. Roussos-Popov.
The photo was first published by Mr. Roussos on his personal blog on the Internet at
Published on 12 January 2010.
And as a result, VIAM had to pay the individual entrepreneur A.V. Lavrentyev received 80,000 rubles.
It was also easy for Mr. Lavrentyev to get concessions from the FGBU “REA” of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, which is associated with the scandalous arrest of Deputy Minister Anatoly Tikhonov. And he received from this department as much as 35 thousand rubles in compensation for violation of the exclusive rights to the photographic work “Abandoned construction of a nuclear power plant”.
And he also took the cost of paying the state fee of 2 thousand rubles.
The lawsuits of Mr. Lavrentiev and his assistants are read like a detective story: and on a market day you will not meet so many significant people at once!
And, characteristically, there are a lot of media and journalists on Mr. Lavrentyev's “black” lists.
By the way, recently a citizen who refused to introduce himself called the Editorial Office. This man, in a conversation with our correspondent, said that he supposedly transfers all the money that Lavrentiev “earns” abroad. Moreover, according to the statements of an unknown “defender” of the photographers, he opposes the CBO. We were unable to verify these statements for authenticity, but if it suddenly turns out to be true, do you understand to help whom and against whom this money will go? br />
Let us remind you that Mr. Lavrentiev has already extended his tenacious paws to The Moscow Post.
Not later than in November, another claim came from the owner of the Anti-Pirate Technologies LLC office, Alexander Lavrentiev.
The editors repeatedly covered the activities of this unfortunate businessman and his friendly company. Photojournalists have been especially meticulous about this “gang” of late.
The essence of what they do for a living is copyright litigation.
On the Otzovik website there is a commentary (archive link) of a certain Alexander, to whom Mr. Lavrentiev addressed with a “profitable commercial offer”.
grandmas” in a photograph of the company, which was used by another publication. He agreed. And I immediately paid for the services of a lawyer.
But the lawyer lost the case.
This review is also posted on other resources.
In the comments, people write that they got into trouble in a similar situation and try to “rip off” them for 200 thousand rubles.
On this topic, a letter was received the other day, where a reader who encountered a similar problem claims that Lavrentyev allegedly forces him to remove some reviews from some sites. And he does it with threats.
We quote: “He (the author of the review) has publications on this topic on Peekaboo and Yaplakal, but they have all been deleted. Judging by the surviving copies, he was threatened for the fact that he allegedly posted a copy of the contract with this Lavrentiev and his personal data there.
Another negative was found on the site “Otzovik.pro”, but now this page can also be viewed in the stage of a saved copy. Apparently, this Lavrentiev carefully cleans up after himself.
The authors of the letter decided to rebuff Lavrentiev. he won't be able to win, and they promised to file a complaint with the authorities.
Only now the lawyers of the firm said that the case was a disastrous one, and Lavrentiev was a “worn kalach”, which was confirmed by a long-winded answer, which testifies to the remarkable self-confidence of Mr. litigator.
In addition, the victims asked Lavrentiev for a document confirming that he represents the interests of the photographer. And he provided it. But, interestingly, the contract was signed a day after the publication on their website.
“It’s obvious that he concludes agreements retroactively. He is not even shy, although Popov (aka Roussos) posted a photo on his blog back in 2016. As a result, we are trying to bargain … Instead of working and earning money for a living , are forced to fight back and pay,” Maria complains.
And the result of the confrontation was the transfer of 60 thousand rubles to Mr. Lavrentiev. And a settlement agreement.
Another author of the letter is Alexander Udinsky, head of Burneft LLC.
He prepared a document with objections when Mr. Lavrentiev. As a result, thanks to the persistence of the defendant, the court decided to partially satisfy the claim.
And they recovered only 30,000 instead of 100,000 rubles.”It's time to send Alexander Lavrentiev to the dock. This year he filed almost 1,000 applications. The civil code says that there is an abuse of the right,” such is Mr. Udinsky's personal assessment.
And with this hard to disagree!
Thus, Mr. Lavrentiev almost daily sends claims to various publications about alleged copyright infringement when using stock images. And demands compensation. And in case of refusal, he sends an application to the court.
And wins the case with lightning speed, since the defendant does not even have time to comprehend that a lawsuit has been filed against him.
Judges consider such cases in a simplified manner production. And. guided only by the position of the plaintiff, they make a decision in his favor.
As a result, on one picture, which the media or another online publication decided to illustrate its material, it can lose up to 100 thousand rubles.
And what is interesting, Lavrentiev is filing lawsuits not from his Anti-Pirate Technologies office, but from an individual entrepreneur. After all, Mr. Lavrentyev, as an individual entrepreneur, pays 2.5 times less than an LLC.
Who helps him “rip off” fellow citizens?
This is a co-founder of Anti-Pirate Technologies LLC – Fedor Igorevich Rasstrygin. The alleged father, Igor Rasstrygin, does the same thing as Maestro Lavrentiev himself.
There is also the FAPF office “Landscape”, conducted by Viktor Tyukhay.
And this “gang-watering can” works on a grand scale: among the “clients” are the structures of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Administration of the head of the Chuvash Republic, the Russian military-historical society, Regnum LLC, etc. Anti-piracy technologies” and a certain Yulia Chistova also came. Mrs. Chistova has been registered with a sole proprietorship of the same name.
A certain Pavel Sytilin also belongs to Mr. Lavrentiev's “team”.
But a few words about Mr. Rasstrygin.
He also filled publications with hundreds of copyright lawsuits, earned 17 million rubles in a year.
Previously, Mr. Rasstrygin was the general director of the Partnermedia and Teleroman companies, which were controlled by Alexander Levin. In 1999-2001 he was the general producer of NTV, headed Channel Six, made programs for Channel One, STS, Fifth, and Domashny. did not. The Eighth Commandment LLC (Volgograd) has been operating in exactly the same way for more than 5 years.
And for the period from January 2020 to October, this office filed 108 lawsuits for a total amount of more than 32 million rubles. . And these naughty businessmen ask only 50 thousand rubles for their services. But from each edition.
And the fact that all this “gang-watering can” is connected into a single network is indicated by several facts. Let's get back to the Eighth Commandment LLC.
The founder of LLC “Eighth Commandment” Danila Yatsenko also created the company “Webnotarius”. And she is engaged in courier activities.
Mr. Rasstrygin, together with Mr. Lavrentiev, whose connection does not need to be proven, were also together engaged in the same type of activity as Yatsenko through the Box Brothers company.
Pavel Sytilin, the second founder of the Eighth Commandment LLC, owns Nuance LLC and manages assets.
The same is true of the Landscape company.
Pavel Sytilin, by the way, is a professional photographer and traveler, lectures at meetings of the Russian Geographical Society.
“These are charlatans”
But look the same and fresh reviews about the work of Lavrentiev and Co.
“Nightmare. IP Lavrentyev Alexander Vladimirovich – founder of Anti-Piracy Technologies LLC. The IP and the organization convince and, as a result, “divorce” clients for money. Initially promising victory in a dispute over intellectual property, and then demand money to pay the cost of filing a claim and costs of the court. That is, we did not receive funds, but only spent. All this is spelled out in the contract. You must be prepared that you will cover all the costs of the court out of your own pocket, and without a guarantee of winning. Assess your own risks. It turns out , Mr. Lavrentiev is the founder of several companies that lasted from 2 to 3 years each and are closed with enviable regularity.”
“Charlatans, no office, no contact. I do not recommend such people!”
“Swindlers! Throw money at their clients. They promise to do the job and not take money for it. It's just a divorce. They demand money (compensation) even for an unwinnable trial on intellectual property rights.
Isn't it time for the investigating authorities to pay close attention to the violent activities of Alexander Lavrentiev and his “pirates”?