Russia copyright law amendments could block sites

Coral Williamson

New copyright amendments being prepared by the ministry of communications in Russia could lead to entire websites being blocked by court order - even if they comply with takedown requests.

Current law allows for content to be blocked at ISP level if site operators do not respond to takedown requests in a timely manner. Of course, many sites, including torrent sites that index infringing content, do comply with these requests, avoiding such measures.

But it's felt that these terms are ...

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