The Supreme court overturned the decision to block the website

Russia’s Supreme court overturned the decision to block information resource about cryptocurrency rendered by the Vyborg district court of Saint-Petersburg in July 2016.

The court explained its decision by the fact that the information about the cryptocurrency bitcoin a «virtual means of payment and savings» – violates the provisions of the law «On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation».

Now business is directed on new consideration to appeal to the St. Petersburg city court. In February 2018, the court reversed the decision of October district court about restricting access to 40 of the crypto sites for similar reasons. Then the case was sent for new consideration in other structure of court.

According to the lawyer of the owner of the website Sarkis Darbinian, Saint-Petersburg city court may decide to determine the status of information resources about cryptocurrency.

«We expected the consideration of including on the merits, he said. – However, the court left the question of determining the legal status of cryptocurrencies and considered only the procedural violations. But even so, we believe that the decision is very important, because there is a systemic problem of prosecutorial blocking of websites in which don’t even involve the site owners, literally deprived of the right to protection. The Supreme court says that now, if the lock is not attracted to their owners, their rights recognized are violated and the decision is subject to unconditional cancellation».

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