Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Single register of sites containing information dissemination of which is illegal, continues to do its dirty work

Friday, February 8th, 2013

A few days ago the famous designer Artemy Lebedev report in “Live Journal” has been banned  by  - the supervisory decide that applied to the report video contains calls to suicide.

The core of a controversial video is that it shows on the screen in a cartoon style how small people with a smile on their face die in different painful and stupid ways, and then, despite the injury, having fun like mad to the comic song. The last few characters die  also because of their own stupidity – in the subway, because in fact this video is … a viral social ads, ordered by Melbourne Underground.
Australian transport workers were trying to remind that an accident that happened in result of hasty and stupid passengers’  behavior it is also an absurd and unfortunate reason of death. So they hoped that the fun video that web users will send to each other just for fun, will be more effective than lecturing.

The situation with this video called  «Dumb Ways to Die» is absurd: the access to records of Lebedev in “LJ” in Russia is banned, but «Youtube» still have this video available for Russians and it was available all the time.

In result of appearance of the “black list” of sites it for the first time was behind the real life. It’s strange, of course, to seriously take into a consideration the question of freedom of expression in a country where there is an Article 282 of the Criminal Code, but it is clear that there is a huge difference between the propaganda of something and a simple statement of the presence of this.

And it is also obvious that it is a kind of “Cossacks” from St. Petersburg ignorance to terrorizing Nabokov Museum for the second month , and they recently left on the historic building a graffiti called “pedophile”.

It is strange but the Internet got used to censorship pretty quickly. The online encyclopedia “Lurkomore” promises to sue Roscomnadzor, but it continued to methodically delete more and more articles there. However, the growth of apathy can be seen in the situation with “LJ”: for Adagamova Rustem, who not so long ago in the “black list” of all the same “promoting suicide” hit the post with photos of the self-immolation of Buddhist monks, still stood: the record number of popular bloggers copied to his protest against censorship in “Live Journal”. Rustem Adagamov not so long ago has his article in the black list for the suicide propaganda. This post was copied by the most popular Russian bloggers as a protest against censorship.


The Internet Censorship. The site of Tina Kandelaki was blocked

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

On Wednesday the official site of a popular Russian TV host was blocked.
Sanctions were applied by the Beeline provider. This was reported by Tina on her official page in social Networks. According to her point of view the Internet resource ban has a political reason. But honestly the TV host who is famous for her  oppositional opinion took it even with a humour.

- It was found a real lieder of the opposition. Here I am. My web site had been blocked by the @Beeline_RUS provider at 4:40 pm.

As a proof of blocking she added a screenshot of the blocked page, on which it was putted in black and white that “the resource of this IP address was blocked by the decision of state power”.

What laws had been broken by Tina Kandelaki on her site and what an exact content didn’t like Russian authorities currently is not known.

- By the way, I didn’t find my page in the “black list” of prohibited sites. I’d like to know the provider’s position, – she continues in her microblog.

Some people cheat that the reason is her beauty…

Being in the center of the scandal she also cheats: “With the help of vigilant workers of the @Beeline_RUS the activity of the most dangerous site, that spread prohibited information – my photos – had been stopped)”

At the same time it became known that other Internet providers didn’t block the site of Tina Kandelaki.


States will follow sources of the Internet content

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

On friday the offer about the Internet control standard of China and other countries was approved after the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) conference in Dubai was finished. The Deep Packet Inpection (DPI) technology , that allows to read and identify any encrypted Internet traffic, for example pirate content was approved.

Some countries were against this project, there were some offers to limit ITU control over international calls and other types of communications. Germany opposed the DPI introduction, according to the representatives of this country ITU shouldn’t standardize none of the technical decisions that can lead to toughing of the Internet content control and that can be used for censorship and prevent free Internet information spreading. According to a quote from the Reuters document “ All countries must have the same aims and the same responsible for Internet control and also to provide the stability, security, continuity of the Internet existence and it’s future development”.

Otherwise, the adopted document Y-2770 is nonpublic and only the conference participants have an access to it. All the meetings were carried out behind closed doors. A part of undiscussed questions will be raised on Wednesday.

As a matter of fact Russia was going to represent international Network regulation offer that contains the idea of Internet control not only in the country but on the supranational level. However this initiatives caused a sharp critic from American Internet companies such as Google.