Russia blocks stock photo site Shutterstock
Anyone who understands how Russia and Russians think and function will find themselves nodding knowingly upon reading TorrentFreak's description of the country's system put in place to counter the latest instance of a perceived copyright infringement – and other, (un)related, digital issues.
The approach is described as “streamlined.”
“Streamlined” is an excellent way to put into words what some might describe as an inherent approach to solving a number of problems all at once with little regard to any fine detail. That's how Russia works.
“Steamrolling” is another way to put it.
There's also the issue of inertia – once a large entity like Russia gets rolling – nobody knows where it might stop.
In this case, the country reportedly chose to combine copyright infringement concerns reg ...