We have 540 final decisions of the Moscow City Court on permanent blocking of pirates. Based on these decisions, 2,300 pirated sites have been blocked forever. Their total audience is over 100 million people, which exceeds the Runet audience — Alexander Zharov, Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) .
For the first time in the history of the Russian Federation, the total amount of pirated traffic is decreasing: this year it has been 10% of the growth, last year – 12%, before – 20% etc. This means that it is the first year when, thanks to the efforts of Roskomnadzor, the Memorandum [Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Protection of Exclusive Rights in the Era of Digital Technology Development, – Ed.] and the industry, the amount of pirated traffic is going down — Ilya Sachkov, Founder, General Director, Group-IB .
As a stage of Memorandum development, we can see a lively constructive discussion between the Internet business and copyright holders on various ways to make pirated content inaccessible and to prevent pirates from reaching the users — Leonid Agronov, Head, National Federation of the Music Industry (NFMI) .
The fact that now there is some self-regulation indicates that mature players have come to the market — Vyacheslav Nikolaev, Member of the Management Board, Vice President for Marketing, MTS.