Russian government commission approves bill on blocking mirror websites
MOSCOW, February 13 (RAPSI) – The government commission for legislative drafting activities has approved a bill on blocking mirror websites containing illegal information, according to the Cabinet’s statement.
The bill was drafted based on examination of practice of blocking forever websites, which repeatedly and illegally distributed information containing objects of copyright and (or) related rights or information required for their procurement with the use of data telecommunications networks. The examination revealed some deficiencies including inapplicability of prompt measures regarding automatically created “mirrors” of the blocked websites.
The proposed bill would introduce the term “derived Internet site” into Russian legislation and prescribe the procedure of access restriction to such websites on grounds of rights holders’ reference to the Moscow City Court.
The draft law would also oblige search systems providers to delete information on such webpages from the search results.