Industry News

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sberbank and Rambler Group create the leader of the Russian media and entertainment market

Sberbank decided to invest in the Rambler Group in order to develop a leader of the Russian media and entertainment market.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Europe’s controversial overhaul of online copyright receives final approval.

On March 26th, the European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, a package of legislation designed to update copyright law in Europe for the internet age.

Monday 25 February, 2019

Mirror sites and permanent blocking actions: online piracy in 2019

Overall piracy situation in Russia remains challenging, according to several international reports recently submitted.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

End of piracy era

 WEBKONTROL have noticed the positive development of Russian anti-piracy legislation over the last five years.


Monday 28 January, 2019

Russia Sees Huge Increase in Pirate Sites & Blocking Could Be to Blame

Russia has firmly established itself as one of the leading countries in prompt and effective site-blocking actions.

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

The EU Parliament adopted new anti-piracy proposals

In course of modernizing the EU copyright law, the EU Parliament adopted new legislative proposals.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

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.

Monday 12 February, 2018

A law draft concerning mobile apps was introduced by the State Duma

The State Duma introduced a law draft concerning blocking of mobile apps, which infringe copyright.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

The European Commission plans to create the European Piracy Watch-List

EU intends to create its own online-piracy watch-list. 

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Communication operators will participate in creation of the Information Communication Code

The Media Communication Union started creating the new Information Communication Code.

Thursday 28 December, 2017

Google deprives pirates of their income

Google is preparing ad blocking feature for Chrome Internet browser.

Saturday 9 December, 2017

Roskomnadzor blocked more than 40 mirrors of pirate websites

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