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Belarusian government increases its control over the Internet

Author: Mikhail Doroshevich


Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed the decree which regulates Internet. The decree will come into force on the 1st of July this year.

The decree stipulates that all governmental institutions should place information on their activities only on official web-sites. Not only that, but, according to the decree, all information which is disseminated through "Belarusian Internet" must have hyperlinks to the source. All objects protected by copyright could become available only according to the law in the given sphere, the document states.

State registration is introduced for all Internet providers in Belarus. The official procedure for registration will be announced in due time. "In order to provide security for the citizens of the country, Internet service providers are obliged to identify users Internet access devices, keep track of such devices and Internet services rendered", - Belarusian president's press-service states.

"The decree for the first time introduces mechanisms of information access restrictions based on individual citizens' demands, Internet services providers are responsible to implement these restrictions. For instance, after an Internet user request a provider must block access to the sources with pornographic content, with propaganda of violence and content forbidden by the legislation ", - the press-service announces

Useful links:

President of the Republic Of Belarus
The Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus # 60 "On the issues to improve making use of the national segment of Internet"

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