The authorities close access to blocked sites through the “mirror”


Roskomnadzor together with the Russian Association for electronic communications (RAEC) and Mediacommunication the Union of communication operators and big media, developing a question of legislative lock “mirrors” of banned sites. The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

“Mirrors” — these are the sites that copy the content for a forbidden resource, but is hosted on another domain.

Speaking of eternal blocking the torrent tracker RuTracker, Zharov noted that Roskomnadzor “it is fundamentally important to block not only the main resource, but its “mirror”. Zharov added that the owners of illicit resource often change the home page.

“We <…> working on the issue on making amendments in the legislation with the definition of “mirror” and the conditions for locking — said Alexander Zharov, “the Russian newspaper”. — Proposals should be prepared by mid March and then transferred to the Ministry of communications”.

Earlier in connection with the RuTracker lock in Roskomnadzor have already said that they will block all the “mirror” of this torrent tracker. “As in all other cases, if they appear “mirror”, copy the locked resource, of course, we will consider it as a migration resource and also will block”, — said Zharov. The decision about the eternal lock RuTracker entered into force at the end of January.

February 10, Roskomnadzor also made the website of the public organization “Moskomsporta” in the list of prohibited publication of information on proxies and other ways of bypassing locks. In April 2015 Anapa, the court found such information illegal. “This judicial precedent, — has declared a press-Secretary roskomnadzora Vadim Ampelonskiy. — The court found that such information can enable Internet users to gain access to extremist materials”. Ampeloni added that “Roskomsnab” there are three days to remove illegal information.

In an interview to “the Russian newspaper” Alexander Zharov also commented on the launch in Russia American online cinema Netflix (resource start 130 new countries in early January). Roskomnadzor, according to Zharov, already sent the Netflix letter, which stated that the company would be required to locate their base of data of Russian users in Russia. “In addition, since the Netflix service is paid, it is obvious that the company must pay taxes on the territory of the Russian Federation”, — said Zharov.

Now Mediacommunications Union is also developing provisions for the legalization of Netflix work in Russia. From large foreign companies their data in Russia was moved to Uber, Samsung, Lenovo, Booking.com and others. The legislation of the Russian Federation yet does not oblige foreign services to pay VAT in Russia.