Russian Internet Watchdog Wants to Regulate Search EnginesAdded: Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Russian telecoms watchdog announced the creation of a special working group to study the regulation of search engine results in order to fight piracy. It will also search for ways to prevent circumvention of anti-piracy techniques.
As you know, removing copyright-infringing files from the web remains a huge challenge worldwide. While content can be removed from file-hosting and storage services, removing it from BitTorrent networks cannot be done by attacking one central point. This is why the entertainment industry has focused on making pirated content harder to find and the telecoms watchdog is now looking into the role that search engines play in helping people to discover infringing services.
In the US and Europe, quite significant results have been achieved: for example, Google now downranks the websites in search results based on the number of DMCA complaints. Apparently, Russia is the next country to ramp up the pressure on search engines, with copyright owners demanding search engines to either demote or entirely remove infringing portals from search results. The local watchdog claimed that such move could be done, though it wouldn’t be easy.
The representative of the agency said that the regulation of search results would be considered by a working group consisting of copyright owners, search engine representatives, and other online platforms.
The Russian search market leader Yandex suggests legitimate content providers to find ways to make legitimate products more visible. In addition, Yandex mirrored sentiments previously held by Google: since copyright owners are able to remove content at its source, perhaps they should do so to prevent it from appearing in search results.
According to the Internet watchdog, the newly established working group will have other challenges as well, including finding a solution to the problem of website block circumvention – this may be in the wake of the oncoming blockade of the largest BitTorrent tracker in the country, which refused to take down all pirate torrent files but instead educated its users to bypass the block. The watchdog also pointed out that multiple mobile apps and other resources today allow people to get around bans, despite aggressive action being taken by the Russian courts.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
|In Soviet Russia, engine search you!|
|They deal with things the same as ever: Get a Agency, power em up and let em at the targets.|
Some things never change. I will say this for it:
If I lived somewhere and had to worry about the KGB (or whatever they are called now) coming for me.
I would either stop or find a perfect way.
Sounds over the top huh? Pay attention to this Russian Inet watchdog.
Each time I hear of it its gaining more power. And its hungry for more.
Once Hollywood and a few others pump some cash into the place it will become bigger than one countrys "watchdog". But who knows.
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