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Roskomnadzor Chief Aleksandr Zharov believes most popular torrent tracker websites will be permanently blocked in Russia in 2016

As Aleksandr Zharov stated, about 15 most popular torrent trackers due to right holders’ endeavours are included in list for permanent blocking. Decisions to block sites are appealed. But he believes these sites will be blocked in 2016. According to statistical data 95% of citizens don’t use tools to circumvent blocking of websites, therefore their traffic will significantly down.

He also thinks that it is better to make auditory prefer legal internet-resources instead of tools allowing to circumvent blocked web-sites. First of all industry must develop culture of legal content. Since 1st of March Roskomnadzor has received 302 court decisions on preliminary remedies. Currently 1433 unique pages and 505 pirate resources are entirely blocked, mentioned Aleksandr Zharov.