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Russia Anti-Piracy Agreement Expires, Now Relies on Goodwill of Search Engines

The anti-piracy memorandum signed by rightsholders and major Internet companies in Russia has expired. This means that search engines no longer have to remove allegedly-infringing content from their indexes. Whether they will continue to do so in advance of legislation compelling them to do so now appears reliant on goodwill. Following intense pressure on local […]

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Rightsholders Want to Completely Delist ‘Pirate’ Domains From Search Results

In a closed-door meeting this week to discuss the formation of a new anti-piracy law, rightsholders in Russia proposed that pirate sites should be completely delisted from search results, rather than just links to specified content. Internet companies are said to be against the measures, despite agreement on other fronts. The anti-piracy wars are fought […]