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Russian officials to be denied access to new pirate site

posted 11 Feb 2013, 08:39 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Feb 2013, 08:40 ]
4 February 2013

The Pirate Party of Russia today announced the launch of a new Internet resource, which will host projects "that could be subject to censorship by copyrighters or for political reasons."

They plan to block access to the site from IP addresses belonging to Russian government agencies or "various copyrighters and other unsavoury characters," eLiberator reports.

"We are going to create pages that will bypass Roskomnadzor's preliminary filters," one of the leaders of the Pirate Party Stanislav Shakirov wrote on his blog. "We are going to track the IP addresses of anyone who is marking these pages and we will block them. And if we know that this subnet belongs to a government agency we will block the entire subnet."

Shakirov has not yet decided how to restrict access to the site for officials accessing the site from their private computers. The Pirate Party is also suggesting that users "snitch on" their bosses using a special link. "We guarantee their confidentiality, we do not surrender our own," Stanislav Shakirov said in conclusion.