MOSCOW, February 21 (RAPSI) – Russian government has submitted to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, a bill on blocking mirror websites containing illegal information, the Cabinet’s statement reads.

The bill was drafted based on examination of practice of blocking forever websites, which repeatedly and illegally distributed information containing objects of copyright and (or) related rights or information required for their procurement with the use of data telecommunications networks. The examination revealed some deficiencies including inapplicability of prompt measures regarding automatically created “mirrors” of the blocked websites.

The proposed bill would introduce the term “derived Internet site” (mirror website) into Russian legislation and prescribe the procedure of access restriction to such webpages on grounds of rights holders’ reference to the Moscow City Court.

The draft law would also oblige search systems providers to delete information on such websites from the search results.