Απέτυχε η απαγόρευση των torrent στη Russia.
A few months ago, the Government of Russia was adamant that pirates websites should be blocked at the ISP level to effectively combat piracy. Like many governments before them, the Russians have finally admitted that these measures are not as effective as they would like them to be.
The same Vladimir Putin he said recently, that the legislation adopted last summer and named "Russian SOPA, ”Failed to meet its goals.
"Although we had adopted these solutions για την προστασία της πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας στον τομέα του κινηματογράφου, η πρόσφατη analysis showed that it does not work as effectively as we expected", said Mr Putin.
His statement contradicts the previous one. Last January, the Russian government said the law had the expected result and that the number of Internet users buying legitimate content increased by 30%.
The fact that blocking access to websites torrent sites it didn't work, not surprising given that users can gain access through other means such as VPNs and proxies. It is now known, regardless of the fact that the Turkish government does not want to admit that the censorship on Internet not working.
The issue, of course, is that the music and film industries prefer to invest in lobbying rather than trying to provide people with access to legitimate content at affordable prices. This method is much more effective than banning access to torrent sites, as many surveys have shown.