The State Duma introduced fines for search engines for links to pirate resources

On June 5, 2018 the State Duma adopted a new law, according to which search systems are obliged to pay fines for provision of links to pirate websites.

According to the law, search systems shall file applications on connection to Roskomnadzor’s register of blocked websites within 30 days. The fines for non-compliance will constitute 50,000 rubles for officials, and 500,000-700,000 rubles for legal entities. It is also reported that this law applies to foreign search systems and software services which perform financial and business operations on the territory of Russia.

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