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Russia Is Encouraging Online Piracy

Russia Is Encouraging Online Piracy

Since Russia started the Ukraine war, Onsist has come to realize the lack of response in removing pirated content from Russian websites.

Russia and online piracy

According to reports, Russia is relaxing its copyright regulations in order to counteract the sanctions imposed by Western Countries in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, thereby making it legal to pirate video games, films, television shows, and other media.

According to the Russian state news agency TASS, experts predicted that the amount of piracy could double and reach $60 million.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry claimed in a tweet on Sunday that Russia is encouraging internet piracy.

Why is Russia legalizing Online Piracy

More and more countries and companies have denounced the action and worked to sanction or otherwise punish Russia for invading Ukraine. These consequences have led to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government declaring increasingly harsh actions and threats.

According to the state-run newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, new legislation permits Russian businesses to employ innovations from nations that are supporting Ukraine without paying for the use of their intellectual property.

“Since many Western studios have refused to release new films in Russia, the parliamentarian believes that thanks to the torrent tracker, users will be able to watch Hollywood films,” reports Gazetta.

It appears that Russians will be free to pirate Hollywood pictures, and Russian politician Dmitry Ionin even proposed that the nation should unblock the torrenting program RuTracker to aid Russians in their Hollywood film piracy.

Sales of games and hardware in Russia have been halted by Microsoft, Sony, and numerous other gaming and entertainment businesses. By doing this, the businesses have accepted the deputy prime minister of Ukraine’s request that “all game developers” temporarily halt support in Russia and Belarus.

Onsist trying all methods to takedown online piracy 

Although Russian illegal websites are harder to take down on search engines at the moment. Onsist is trying all the methods to ensure online piracy doesn’t take place.

  1. Onsist looks for download links and tries taking them down. So it won’t matter if the results appear in the search engine as the audience won’t be able to download it.
  1. Onsist will also report to the hosting provider of the website to take down the pages hosting online piracy. 
  1. Onsist performs search in every search engine to find out and take down online piracy.

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