Russia just made some Internet memes illegal

Russia just made some Internet memes illegal

Russia just made some Internet memes illegal

Russia just made some Internet memes illegal

 

Russia just made some Internet memes illegal? The Russian Internet Agency, Roskomnadzor, has made it illegal to publish any memes which depict a public figure in a way that is against their "personality".

This means that in Russia it will be illegal to publish any internet memes which depict public figures like Keanu reeves, Vladimir Putin or possibly even out very own TinyTomLogan. Here is a quote from the policy announcement form Roskomnadzor.

 

“These ways of using [celebrities’ images] violate the laws governing personal data and harm the honor, dignity and business of public figures,” 

 

 (Quickmeme.com)

 

Essentially if a public figure believes that a parody website or meme has been made about him,  they can report them to the Roskomnadzor, which then  can file claims in court. Offending Web sites are then given the choice of blocking the offending content in Russia, or seeing their whole sites get blocked across the country.

If this new law is properly implemented and enforced this means that the "memeosphere" in Russia will change dramatically, as the Washington post states that nearly a third of all the Internets most popular memes depict a specific person. Just imagine how many memes could simply disappear in Russia.

 

You can join the discussion on Russia making certain Internet Memes Illegal on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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12-04-2015, 07:44:53

Wraith
Cheeki breeki im danke! Quote

12-04-2015, 10:15:49

BBG280
I think the Russian politicians need to get a sense of humor. HahahahaQuote

13-04-2015, 01:04:01

Xploited Titan
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBG280 View Post
I think the Russian politicians need to get a sense of humor. Hahahaha
Putin dreams of a reunited Soviet Union. He sincerely regrets the change to Russia, and does everything in his power to reinstate the Soviet Union to its former glory.

And he dislikes being depicted as anything else as the ultimate leader. So... this is just completely logical.

But censorship has never been good, just means people will start sharing in secret, and then the official instances will have a harder time to monitor.Quote

13-04-2015, 05:55:23

Thelosouvlakia
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