Russian Authority Blocked LostFilm Site at the Request of Warner Bros.
OREANDA-NEWS. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media blocked the site LostFilm on the basis of the decision of the Moscow City Court in the lawsuit of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. dated September 16.
Warner Bros. filed a lawsuit demanding to block the resource due to the distribution of the series Supergirl released in 2015. Together with LostFilm, the court decided to block a number of smaller sites at the request of the film studio.
LostFilm was founded by Saint Petersburg resident Andrey Kravets in 2005. Initially, it was a project about foreign series, which also worked as a studio for their dubbing. Later, Kravets left the project. LostFilm is still one of the most famous dubbing studios for foreign content; it was involved in the translation of the series Breaking Bad, House, M. D., Fargo, Mr. Robot, Dexter and others. LostFilm also has a YouTube channel with TV series reviews, to which 34.5 thousand people subscribe.
Earlier, separate LostFilm pages were repeatedly blocked, but they were subsequently unlocked. Now, the entire domain is included in the registry of banned sites.
According to Natalya Kuznetsova, the representative of the law firm O2 Consulting, the decision to block a site forever is taken only if it has committed violations in the past and has been convicted of repeated violation. “This is just the case of the LostFilm resource, and this time it was completely blocked,” Kuznetsova explained.According to SimilarWeb, in November LostFilm was visited 14.5 million times. 67 % of its audience was from Russia, 16 % from Ukraine.