Category Archives: Roscomnadzor

Man Tried to Burn Down Telecoms Watchdog to Avenge Pirate Site-Blocking

By | August 17, 2019

While copyright holders and many governments see site-blocking as a reasoned and measured response to copyright infringement, some people view it as overkill. People should be able to access whatever content they want without rich corporations deciding what should and should not appear on computer screens, the argument goes. For former student Pavel Kopylov, blocking… Read More »

Google Fined Again For Not Removing Banned Sites From Search Results

By | July 20, 2019

In order to control what kind of information its citizens have access to online, Russia operates an Internet ‘blacklist’. Known locally as FGIS (Unified Register of Prohibited Information), the database contains the domains of thousands of sites containing anything from extremist material to pirated copies of movies and TV shows. Major online technology platforms are… Read More »

Russia Says it Will Soon Begin Blocking Major VPNs

By | June 7, 2019

When it comes to site-blocking, Russia is one of the most aggressive countries in the world. Thousands of pirate sites are blocked on copyright grounds while others are restricted for containing various types of “banned information”, such as extremist material. The domains of these platforms are contained in a national blacklist. Service providers of many… Read More »

Russia Says its ISPs Currently Block More Than 9,500 Pirate Sites

By | May 4, 2019

On August 1, 2013, Russia implemented new legislation which allowed rightsholders to block video content that had been posted online illegally. Following amendments, a year later the same protections were extended to other kinds of intellectual property, excluding photographic works. On May 1, 2015, yet more new rules made it possible for sites to be… Read More »

Google Begins Removing Banned Sites From Search Results in Russia

By | April 18, 2019

Authorities in Russia maintain a huge database of banned sites, from platforms that promote terrorism to those that engage in unlicensed gambling and copyright infringement. ISPs are required to prevent their users from accessing these sites by interfacing their systems with the so-called FGIS (Unified Register of Prohibited Information) database. More recently, however, legislation was… Read More »

Google Gets a Slap on the Wrist For Site-Blocking Failures

By | April 5, 2019

Last year, Russian introduced new legislation that can see search engines fined for offering links to VPNs and other anonymizers that have been banned in the country. Fines can also be issued to search engines that fail to connect to a resource offering up-to-date information on what domains should be rendered inaccessible. This database (known… Read More »

Google Meets Russian Govt Body to Discuss Ongoing Piracy Issues

By | April 1, 2019

On November 1, 2018, Russia’s most powerful technology and entertainment companies signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to tackle online piracy. The agreement, designed to rid all major platforms of infringing content, saw movie, television, and Internet companies agree to the formation of a central database of infringing sites, which will provide information on what content… Read More »

Google Faces Fines For Site-Blocking Regulation Non-Compliance

By | March 29, 2019

After several years of legislative amendments and technical deployments, Russia now has a fairly sophisticated site-blocking system. It targets blatantly-infringing pirate sites, unregistered VPNs, plus extremist and other material considered dangerous by the state. While some sites are blocked temporarily, for not removing pirated content quickly enough, for example, others find themselves permanently blocked by… Read More »

Yandex Refuses to Take Away Pirate Content Material: Blocking Imminent, Regardless Of Appeal

By | August 30, 2018

A dramatic state of affairs is growing round billion greenback Web firm Yandex and a quantity of other main Russian broadcasters. Gazprom-Media and others declare that Yandex isnt doing sufficient to maintain pirate content material out of its search outcomes. After reaching a brick wall with the search firm, the broadcasters filed a copyright infringement… Read More »

Broadcasters Take Away Content Material From Search Engine to Protest Piracy

By | August 25, 2018

Over the years of their neverending combat towards piracy, content material house owners have tried quite a few methods to restrict the quantity of infringing content material reaching the eyes of consumers. For virtually twenty years, that has concerned focusing on pirate websites themselves however more and more that tactic is taking a again seat.… Read More »