YouTube’s video service faces perpetual blocking in Russia if the lawsuit filed by the Moscow City Court by the Russian company Ontarget is satisfied. In this case, the popular service will be permanently closed to users from Russia.
Ontarget specializes in the development of tests to evaluate personnel. According to the statement of the head of the Russian company, Svetlana Simonenko, numerous videos were discovered on the YouTube service, on which applicants are invited to fraudulently pass testing.
The YouTube-owned YouTube service, earlier in 2018, had already lost one of Ontarget’s lawsuits for a similar claim. Now, in the event of a repeated loss, according to Russian anti-piracy legislation, YouTube can be forever blocked in Russia. The Moscow City Court will consider the lawsuit on June 5.
Last December, YouTube and Yandex.Video services were already at risk of perpetual blocking due to copyright infringement. Then the lawsuit against the companies was brought by Eksmo Publishing House.