One webpage at the website of the Depositphotos photo bank was blocked by Roscomnadzor for violating their Terms of Service. This is as reported to Interfax via Roskomnadzor’s data.
The Attorney General’s Office has restricted access to the Depositphotos website.
As a result of legal proceedings, the Russian Federation restricted access to Depositphotos.com’s website dedicated to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The request from the Attorney General’s Office was received on July 1.
Roskomsvoboda is a hyperlinked resource with many pages and resources, making it nearly impossible to block pages without blocking the entire resource. Prohibiting access to one of these links would lead to the unavailability of the website on Russian territory.
One of the biggest digital businesses in Russia and Belarus shut down last month, due to the country’s actions on the territory of Ukraine. They won’t be resuming customer service until they lift their sanctions, though.
In October 2021, Depositphotos was acquired. It turned out that the American company VistaPrint owned the service at this point, buying it from the founder of Depositphotos and some other shareholders.