As we already noticed in our news feed, some information began to spread across Internet in the beginning of November that Russia may begin warfare against illegal information distribution via torrents. These events now have a continuation.
A popular torrent-tracker Rutracker.org
Today, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor / Роскомнадзор) added Rutracker.org, a popular torrent-tracker, into the restricted websites register. This website is 106th in this register, because there is “an information which distribution is restricted in Russian Federation and it must be deleted in twenty-for hours”. It turned out that the restricted information is a torrent of an unclaimed “Encyclopedia of suicide”. Despite the torrent deletion, the tracker wasn’t unblocked.
Activists showed their disagreement with website blocking near the Ministry of Communications building at Tverskaya 7 in Moscow. For example, “Librusec”, the biggest Russian web-library is now unavailable for almost all users. Even the Ecuadorian host could not help this website. However the further situation will be, the websites that blocked in Russia will stay available via proxy even in this troublous time.