The state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill on anonymizers

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria meeting of the state Duma of the Russian Federation. 23 Jun 2017The state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill on anonymizers© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill that prohibits the use of anonymizer technology to bypass the blocking of websites with illegal information.

The project was submitted in early June the deputies of Maxim Kudryavtsev (United Russia), Nikolay Ryzhak («Fair Russia») and Alexander Yushchenko (CPRF).

As explained by the authors of the document, now access some websites allowing you to «bypass the lock» is restricted on the basis of decisions of the Russian courts, but the use of technology that performs such a function is not prohibited.

It is noted that the purpose of the bill is to prevent harmful consequences of the use of such funds bypass the lock, including the dissemination of prohibited information and extremist materials, as well as violation of the exclusive rights.

The document also prohibits search engines to show in Russia links to blocked resources. To perform ban MPs propose to give operators of search engines and anonymizers to access the registry of banned sites Roskomnadzor.

The head of the Duma Committee on information policy, Leonid Levin has previously stressed that the bill anonymizers are directed not to introduce new restrictions for law-abiding citizens, we are talking only about the ban on the use of services to access illegal content.

Use software to bypass the blocking of sites?

  • Of course, without them on your favorite sites not to go
  • No, I found a replacement for the blocked sites
  • I don’t want them, I banned sites and so do not come

Rezultatyvumas programs to bypass blocking of sites?

  • 43.5%

    Of course, without them on your favorite sites not to go

  • 7.1%

    No, I found a replacement for the blocked sites

  • 49.4%

    I don’t want them, I banned sites and so do not come

All prosegregation also noticed that an exception has been made for the encryption of networks of legal entities that use these services to the corporate goals.

While Roskomnadzor said that block anonymizers and other programs that allow users to circumvent the blocking of sites that do not need to, because they also have «a wide scope of useful applications.»

Now to bypass block sites used a variety of ways. So, last year, the Norwegian Opera Software has included in available for all browser version free option VPN technology to get around the blocking of sites and change IP address.

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