Top 15 Torrent Websites Will Be Blocked in RussiaAdded: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
The local Internet regulator promised to permanently block the country's top 15 most popular torrent websites. This decision was made after a national survey carried out last week revealed that 40% of torrent users use the BitTorrent protocol to avoid paying. At the same time, another 40% said they use it for other reasons, including content availability.
Russia has always had a poor record for cracking down on piracy, but now seems to be one of the front-runners in piracy blocking. A few weeks ago, the local Internet watchdog revealed that Russia had restricted access to nearly 280 pirate services in some form or another in the wake of adoption of a new law in 2013. Now the telecoms watchdog is focused on a scheme to permanently block services that persistently make available copyrighted material without permission.
The most popular service in the country is RuTracker (former Torrents.Ru). It was first to find itself sucked into that scheme a couple of months ago, despite offering to take drastic action to avoid it. Apparently, other major P2P services will follow its fate in the months to come, as the watchdog promised to succeed in having the top 15 torrent sites permanently blocked in 2016. It is not a secret that the block can be easily bypassed if you know how to google it, but the regulator says that the overwhelming majority of users won’t try to access the blocked services.
The watchdog has just carried out a public survey via Twitter to have a clearer picture on why people turn to torrents. The results are the following: 37% of respondents use torrents because they don’t not want to pay. In Russia it is a valid reason as the cost of a licensed copy of the movie can exceed someone’s daily wage. 36% use torrents for “other reasons”, including unavailability of content through legitimate channels, and 17% simply don’t know where to get legal content.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
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