Russian Torrent Tracker Went Public and Got Lifetime ISP BanAdded: Monday, November 16th, 2015
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The Russian court has recently ordered that the largest Russian torrent website RuTracker should be blocked by Internet service providers forever. In response, the site opened its doors to the public, allowing to download without having an account. As you can understand, a localized problem for rightsowners just escalated.
Previously, it became known that the largest Russian torrent website RuTracker has been having some serious legal issues with the entertainment industry, with major music labels urging the tracker to stop infringing their copyrights or threatening the service with the ban by Russian ISPs. The label filed a lawsuit at the Moscow City Court last month, and the tracker was faced with a dilemma: it could either delete about 320,000 torrents to satisfy the labels’ demands or face a ban.
RuTracker polled its members on the issue and the response was clear. 1/3 voted for torrents to be deleted, while 2/3 suggested to accept a blockade and then circumvent it. The poll might be one of the biggest online votes in the entire history of the Russian Internet.
The music labels are not the only problem of the torrent tracker: earlier, local publishing giant Exmo also filed a legal complaint against RuTracker after its content wasn’t quickly taken down from the site.
Given that RuTracker refused to remove copyrighted content as it should, Russian law now allows for strict measures to be taken against the website, and the Moscow City Court did just that. It handed down an order instructing local Internet service providers to block the service forever. At the moment, RuTracker remains accessible in Russia and will have another 30 days to consider its options.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
|Banned by ISP|
So they are how in the same boat as Kat, TPB, ET,ect?
Or am I seeing it wrong?
|Sounds like Kat.cr|
|new guy here! what is a tracker in the world of torrents?||
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