Locks, registries, monetization


    A year has passed since the start of the first registry of banned sites, launched as a result of the adoption of the law on “black lists” 139-FZ.
    You can summarize both the first results and look at the prospects for the development of the situation in the field of further state regulation of the Internet in Russia.

    Also, the plans of government departments were revealed both for the development of budgetary funds in the field of their work on blocking Internet resources, and for organizing multi-million dollar competitions around the functioning of registries and the analysis of prohibited information. And all this, of course, at the expense of the state treasury.

    According to the results of annual monitoringenforcement of blocking laws (139-ФЗ and 187-ФЗ), during which information on blocked Internet resources was collected and analyzed from the respective registries, the following data were obtained.

    For the year, on the part of Roskomnadzor, FSKN and Rospotrebnadzor, 139-ФЗ ( eais.rkn.gov.ru ) and 187-ФЗ ( nap.rkn.gov.ru ) registers were entered for blocking and subjected to it during the annual enforcement:
    - 741 IP addresses;
    - 1392 Internet resources

    I emphasize that these are only those IP addresses and sites that were uploaded to telecom operators to restrict access to these resources.
    In total, a lot more resources were entered into the registry, according to which it was decided that the information on them is prohibited in Russia, but subsequently these sites either ceased to exist or deleted information that anonymous experts from supervisory authorities did not like.
    And as it was published on the website of Roskomnadzor, there were more than 14.5 thousand of such Internet resources in the register.

    Returning to the blocked IP addresses, as a result of analyzing the location of other domains that were not included in the registries, it was revealed that:
    83,215 Internet resources were illegally blocked
    (due to the location of these respectable resources on the same network addresses as one or another banned site)
    Or as a percentage: 98% of the total number of blocked resources.

    The graph shows the monthly registry monitoring data :


    Even if we discard periodic jumps in the schedule, there is a good trend towards an increase in the number of locks of respectable Internet resources throughout the existence of the registry and the enforcement of blocking laws.

    Nevertheless, at present, attempts are being made by the authorities to expand the categories of prohibited and illegal content.

    Let me remind you that work is currently underway around the "anti-piracy" legislation.
    A number of initiatives have already been drafted and submitted to the State Duma:
    Bill No. 303374-6 (from Govorukhin - about fines for information intermediaries under 187-FZ);
    Bill No. 336400-6 (from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation - anti-piracy bill repealing 187-ФЗ)
    Bill No. 342640-6(from Schlegel - expanding the categories of information on 187-ФЗ to all objects of copyright + individual edits leveling the negative impact of 187-ФЗ)

    And in mid-October the text of a new bill appeared on the network , expanding the "anti-piracy" law, which is being prepared behind closed doors under the Office of the President.

    Also, public discussions were held on various aspects in the area of ​​“anti-piracy” issues:
    - on the State Duma’s platform on the bill of the deputy Schlegel: veche.duma.gov.ru
    - on the independent platform dialog.so

    Deputy Schlegel is currently processing proposals and comments on the results these discussions to represent them in the relevant committee of the State Duma.

    Naturally, it is worth remembering how the experts at the "Open Government" dealt with the requirements outlined in our petition .
    The text of the decision and the expert opinion were presented in the corresponding post on Habré .
    And with the roll-call results can be found here .

    Recently, the “Pirate Party of Russia” introduced the so-called “ Anti-Piracy Manifesto ” (on the concept of a new public copyright treaty in the digital age).
    It is possible to be connected to its discussion also on Habré .
    But I think it is better to bring it to a wider platform for public discussion and the formation of a consensus position on a vision of how relationships should be built between the author, the consumer and the intermediaries between them.

    Well, on the part of government agencies, the active phase of the monetization of blocking laws has begun.

    After the adoption of the 187-FZ, in early August this year, the Ministry of Communications in a note to the draft Government Decree on empowering Roskomnadzor with the obligation to keep another registry, now illegal information, asked to allocate from the budget 97 million rubles a year for the supervisory authority to carry out its functions for 187 -FZ.
    But I ran into a problem: when the law was adopted in the relevant State Duma committees, it was decided that the adoption of the law “will not require additional costs from the federal budget” and therefore does not require the conclusion of the bill on the part of the Government of the Russian Federation. Thus, if Roskomnadzor is allocated at least 1 ruble from the state treasury to support the activities of 187-FZ, the process of adopting this law will go into the category of unconstitutional actions.

    Yesterday, at a meeting of the Committee on Information Policy in the State Duma, it turned out which officials found a way out :
    Coordination with the government and ministries is not required, since amendments to the budget do not imply additional costs, but only redistribute the funds already allocated under the Information Society program, explains State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Zheleznyak


    The created legal bacchanalia was transmitted in its mini-report from this meeting by Irina Levova (RAEC).
    Indicative and cheerful faces of officials there in the photo.

    Now attention: contests!

    Roskomnadzor decided to delve into the question of what else should be banned on the Internet, what areas and categories of information can be covered by the law on “black lists of sites” and announced a competition for the search for professional analysts who will also study pornographic content and render department services to conduct appropriate examination of materials published on the Internet.
    The initial contract price is 43 750 000 rubles.
    Tender Page
    The name of the order: “The right to conclude a state contract for the provision of services for the examination of materials and (or) information disseminated through the information and telecommunication network“ Internet ”to confirm the presence or absence of information in them, the dissemination of which is prohibited in the Russian Federation.”
    Customer: Roskomnadzor
    Deadline for submitting tender documentation: from 10/10/2013 to 12/12/2013

    Many on the Web have already dubbed it the dream job: watch porn, analyze it, earn millions. Well, to share, of course, do not forget how without us, in Russia.

    And a couple of days later, the Moscow City Court announced its competition, which takes applications from copyright holders to impose preliminary security measures to block Internet resources under the "anti-piracy" 187-FZ. This court also maintains a database of accepted applications and its blocking decisions, which it gives to Roskomnadzor for further actions to restrict access to sites.

    And so the question arose of the need to automate the consideration of cases for making decisions on blocking information:
    “The Moscow City Court is looking for a developer of solutions for automated support for the consideration of cases related to the protection of exclusive rights to films, including on the Internet. The initial (maximum) state contract price is 100 million rubles, follows from the application posted on the public procurement portal.
    According to the terms of reference for the tender, the contractor must provide opportunities for automatic filing by rightholders of applications, conducting court proceedings in the Moscow City Court on cases of protecting rights to films, providing access to information on the progress of cases, as well as information interaction between the court and Roskomnadzor (regarding exchange data on the progress of the consideration of cases). ”

    We could not find information about this competition on the State Procurement portal, but there is information about the competition from the Ministry of Communications. Perhaps this is the very contest, although some data are at variance with what RIA Novosti cited in its publication.

    The initial price of the contract is 71,246,500 rubles.
    Tender Page
    Name of the order: “An open tender for the right to conclude a state contract for technological work on the creation of an information system that ensures the identification and recording of recorded audio-visual works and phonograms in digital form, as well as informing about the established mode of their use, as part of the national information and communication platform for distribution of digital content, and conducting research to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the system. "
    Customer: Ministry of Communications of Russia.
    Deadline for submitting tender documentation: from 10/14/2013 to 11/14/2013

    Block, prohibit, receive millions.
    Life is a success.
    At our expense with you.

    Based on materials:
    NAG.RU - "State competitions of forbidden information "
    Vedomosti - Automate the fight against pirates "
    Digit.ru - " Moscow City Court will spend up to 100 million rubles to automate the processing of cases "
    RosKomSvoboda - " A year marked by locks "

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