Medvedev introduces bill on blocking pirate sites mirrors

Medvedev introduces bill on blocking pirate sites mirrors
Photo: E. Razumny / Vedomosti

In accordance with the bill search engine operators have the new obligation to remove information about URLs of website pages from search results.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to make amendments to the State Duma aimed at curbing illegal distribution and use of audiovisual works on the Internet.

"Due to this bill it is proposed to introduce term "derived site on the Internet" ("mirror") into Russian legislation to determine the order of extrajudicial limit of access to such sites", – the amendments state.

As specified in the bill there appears a new obligation for search engine operators to remove from search results information about URLs of pages, "which recurrently and illegitimately published information containing objects of copyright and (or) related rights, or information needed to obtain them with the help of information and telecommunication networks, access to which is limited on a constant basis following the decrees of court".

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