The Moscow City Court has approved an application by the Gazprom-Media channels TNT, TV-3, 2×2 and Super to have the illegal distribution of their content on the Yandex video search engine blocked.
In a statement, Gazprom-Media says that the court has now sent the ruling to the regulator Roskomnadzor to be carried out.
It adds that Gazprom-Media is actively fighting the illegal distribution of its content. Each year the company produces over 26,000 hours and there is not a single project that has not been pirated. In the case of Yandex, Yandex.Video gives access to many links containing pirated content. Despite Gazprom-Media’s notices, Yandex continues to violate its copyright.
Gazpom-Media also says that this month alone the number of blocked websites that illegally distributed its content reached record levels – over 700, or almost three times as many as in the whole of 2017.
In addition, at the company’s request, over 3.5 million web page containing pirated copes of content were deleted.