Russia is developing an analogue DMCA

Apparently, negotiations Yandex with Gazprom-media and other rightholders gave the result. Search engines are forced to submit. In Russia, they will develop new amendments to the legislation, according to which search engines will be obliged to remove pirated links from issuing 3-3336. in pretrial [/b] at the request of the rights holders, reported Vedomosti. 3r3342.  
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Other norms of the bill are still unknown. There is a possibility that search engines will oblige to show sites with legal content in a priority order, and for refusing to delete links to sites with pirated content ...
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Is it possible to close back open source code?

Is it possible to close back open source code? 3r3128.  
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This concept seems fairly simple to anyone who has worked with open source for some time: a project once released as open source remains open forever. Of course, the developer may decide that future versions of the project will be closed, and sometimes this happens, but what has already been released can not be recalled. The internet does not have a “delete” button; having published my code, and giving millions of people the potential to download it, it will not work to push the gin back into the bottle. 3r3128.  
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But what about valid reasons? What if the project turns into ...
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The duty for goods from foreign online stores will be charged at the time of purchase

 3r361. 3r3-31. The duty for goods from foreign online stores will be charged at the time of purchase  3r361.
 3r361. The fact that the amount of duties for goods from foreign online stores will change, it became known for a long time. Now it was reported that the duties will be charged to Russian buyers at the time of the purchase, the authorized operator of payment processing - "Russian Post".
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 3r361. The limit on duty-free purchases is currently around ?000 euros, since the beginning of 201? it has halved to 500 euros. Regarding the procedure for collecting fees for purchases of Russians in foreign online stores, Deputy Finance Minister Ilya Trunin said during an e-commerce conference ...
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Yandex anti-piracy initiative not approved by copyright holders

Yandex anti-piracy initiative not approved by copyright holders 3r3633.  
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On October ? a previously planned meeting of rightholders with representatives of Yandex took place in Roskomnadzor, about which 3r339. reports
RBC. In addition to Yandex, the meeting was also attended by representatives of Mail.ru Group, Gazprom-Media, the Association of Film and Television Producers. The meeting was led by the head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov. 3r3633.  
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At the meeting, the company named its requirements for the document, which was informally called the “anti-piracy memorandum”. 3r3633.  
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It is reported, in particular, that Yandex is ...
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How we fought Roskomnadzor and what came out of this

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iFixit: Apple has not yet activated blocking of repaired MacBooks

 
3r3-31. iFixit: Apple has not yet activated blocking of repaired MacBooks 3r362.  
The same T2 chip that requires Apple Service Toolkit 2 proprietary software to activate MacBook 2018 after repair 3r336. 3r362.  
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The other day on Habré 3r3r11. was published 3r3355. the news that Apple prohibits repairing new MacBooks to both their owners and unauthorized service centers. The prohibition is not legislative (for the time being), but purely technical - after replacing, for example, the screen, the laptop needs to be processed with special software that is available only to company employees or a certified partner. 3r362.  
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All this became known after ...
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Regional operators oppose the abolition of roaming

Regional operators oppose the abolition of roaming causes positive emotions among subscribers of telecom operators of federal significance and negative ones among operators themselves. The other day was is known. that regional mobile operators, which serve approximately 3.5 million subscribers, are also against roaming cancellation. About this writes "Kommersant". 3r3355.  3r362. 3r3355.  3r362. Regional companies are trying to convince the government that they will suffer total losses, since they will cancel the charge for incoming calls in roaming. Operators believe that it will not be possible to compensate for the losses, because in regions ...
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Why VoIP was recognized as an information service in the USA, and what does this mean for the telecom industry and users?

Why VoIP was recognized as an information service in the USA, and what does this mean for the telecom industry and users?The rules of net neutrality in the United States were abolished in June of this year, but the status of IP telephony in the new legislation remained unclear. It was not clear who should set tariffs for this service - the state or telecommunications companies. But in early September, the Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit of the USA Recognized 3r3197. VoIP information service, transferring its regulation "in the hands" of operators. 3r3181.  
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Under the cat we describe how this decision will affect ordinary Internet users and what it means in the context of the ongoing struggle for ..
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Deputies seriously undertook the taxation of miners

 
3r3-31. Deputies seriously undertook the taxation of miners  
 
The other day there was a news that the deputies decided to take a very serious approach to the issue of tax collection from the miners of cryptocurrency, as 3r337. reported 3r332. Vedomosti. As it is known, there is no regulation for this sphere yet, since the draft law on digital financial assets was headed by deputies headed by the chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market, Anatoly Aksakov, only in early March. In May, he was adopted by the State Duma in the first reading.
 
 
At the same time, nothing was said about mining taxation in this document. Now the servants ...
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How does the Unified Biometric System

How does the Unified Biometric Systemwork?Since the beginning of July, a single biometric system, established by Rostelecom under the initiative of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communication and Mass Communications and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, has started operating in some banks. In this post we will describe in detail how the new system works, and in the comments we will try to answer your questions related to it.     321 Order of the Ministry of Communications of June 2? 2018   Lists of requirements  A photo or video camera with a resolution of at least 1280x720 pixels  Equivalent focal length: from 31 ...
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