Russian Proposal Would Fine ISPs for Not Blocking Piracy

In a bid to amend a recently enacted but heavily criticized anti-piracy law, Russian lawmakers have proposed heavy fines for Internet providers that fail to block pirate websites. Under an amendment, co-authored by director Stanislav Govorukhin, Internet providers could be fined between $9,000 (300,000 rubles) and $30,000 (1 million rubles) for failure to block access to websites that offer pirated content.