Web-Blocking Monitoring Site Blocked in RussiaAdded: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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The court ordered ISPs to block the website of a human rights organization engaged in monitoring online censorship and pirate website blockades in Russia. The country is known for its increasingly broad site blocking – although not in the same league as China, it still blocks thousands of websites on various grounds, from copyright infringement to the publication of extremist content.
This censorship was closely monitored by the local service RuBlacklist.net, which advocated online freedom, monitored and published data on blockades, and offered assistance to users and site operators who were wrongfully blocked.
But now its operation has become the source of its own problems, as it became blocked by the very government mechanism it aimed to expose. A few days ago, RuBlacklist’s webhost was advised by government telecoms watchdog that a URL on the monitoring group’s website had been placed on the local banned websites register. The targeted URL (part of the site, not the whole of it) offered advice and information on how people can use VPNs, proxies, TOR and The Pirate Bay’s Pirate Browser to bypass site blockades. This information appears to have irked the government, prompting a court process against RuBlacklist that launched a year ago. The problem is that Russia usually blocks URLs and IP addresses, which means that RuBlocklist will be blocked in its entirety.
However, the service is not going to give up. Back in 2015, it filed an appeal that was rejected, but now the site is determined to push forward again, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. RuBlacklist has collected a number of expert opinions, including from representatives of government agencies and industry organizations, all of them explaining that the information distributed on the site could not be banned in the country as it did not violate any of its legislation – moreover, it is in the public interest, because the service provides an open monitoring of the legislation regulating the area of the Internet, IT, and the media, along with analytical, statistical and expert materials into the public domain for free distribution.
We’ll see whether RuBlacklist manages to continue its mission as before, but for now the site itself will only be available via proxy.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
|The monitor who monitors the blockades is blocked by the blockades now who will monitor the blockades for the monitors?|
|posted by (2016-02-19 01:09:57)|
|Guessing thst the site that was monitoring the way the wacko sickos in the Russians goverment that ban web site was telling the russian people what a bloody awful job they are doing and the russian goverment didn t like that L M A O||
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