In Russia was blocked 17 thousand sites

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Photo: Oleg Karsaev / “Kommersant”

Over the last three years in Russia have blocked more than 17 thousand of sites with pirated content. The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov told Putin during a working meeting. The transcript of the meeting published on the website of the President of Russia.

According to the head of the Agency, it is the number of sites cover claims about locks, since 2015, the Moscow city court. Since the beginning of the current year Roskomnadzor has received more than 1.2 thousand court rulings protecting copyrights online.

Zharov said that earlier, the Russian segment of the Internet was “absolutely pirate haven.” He said that the pirate sites are successfully blocked, and many of them deliberately remove the prohibited content, to avoid this.

According to the head of Roskomnadzor, with locks of pirate resources, the number of screenings increased by 40 percent. He noted the growth of the audience of online cinema. “I think all the money back in the movies,” he said.

Recent amendments to the anti-piracy legislation came into force on 1 may 2015. They toughen the existing penalties for copyright violators online. Then the law has expanded to books, and music. For his repeated violation by life lock.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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