Roskomnadzor: many of the intended to block torrents are blocked in 2016

MOSCOW, December 21. The majority of the 15 scheduled for the blocking of torrents are blocked in 2016. This was stated by the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov, speaking at the Russian forum “the Internet economy”.

“Fifteen of the torrent trackers, the most popular efforts of right holders included in the list of pending lock. Roskomvod fighting for them, have filed appeals… My prediction is that in 2016 the majority of these resources will be blocked,” he said.

Thus Zharov emphasized that 95% of Russians do not use mechanisms to bypass the blocking, so traffic and advertising opportunities of these resources will drop dramatically.

In addition, users do not distinguish between legal and illegal content, said the head of Roskomnadzor. You need to improve the digital literacy of Russians, he added.