Industry News

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Roskomnadzor is blocking torrent trackers’ servers to increase their download speed

Roskomnadzor  is blocking announcer-servers responsible for torrent-tracker’s seeding. 

Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A law draft on VPN and anonymizers blocking

Russian authorities prepared a law draft which forbids a software allowing website blocking  bypass. 

Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Russian Association of electronic communications opposes the proposal of the Ministry of Culture

RAEC requested the State Duma speaker to control the proposal of the Ministry of Culture on non-judicial blocking

Thursday 30 March, 2017

The Ministry of Culture prepares a law draft protecting national movies on the Internet

The new measure includes non-judicial blocking of pirate websites, which shall be performed within two days


Thursday 30 March, 2017

The Ministry of Culture proposes making social networks liable for piracy

The Ministry of Culture intents to deprive social networks of the status of information intermediaries and introduce responsibility for posting of illegal content.

Friday 17 March, 2017

The third anti-pirate law was adopted at the first reading

On March 15, 2017 the law draft on mirrors of websites was adopted by the State Duma at the first reading.

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin endorsed the law, introducing fines for Internet providers

Russian President endorsed the law on introducing fines for communication operators and providers, which do not comply with requirements to restrict or reinstate access to websites at the request of Roskomnadzor.

Friday 30 September, 2016

UK IP Crime Report 2016

The UK’s IP Crime Report 2015/16 has revealed infringement trends gathered from both governmental and private anti-piracy groups.


Friday 16 September, 2016

European Copyright Law reform

The European Commission published the project of modernization of the EU’s copyright law, intending to strengthen the position of right holders.  

Monday 12 September, 2016

Vkontakte brought music back to the iOS app

Social networks “Vkontakte” and “Odnoklassniki” brought back audio section into their mobile apps.

Monday 29 August, 2016

The Moscow City Court refused to block Yandex

The Moscow City Court did not accept the application of the publishing house Eksmo for granting preliminary injunction relief to Yandex website. 

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