"Доступ к информационному ресурсу ограничен"

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It seems that Last.fm have been blocked in Russia by Roskomnadzor (again).
Does anyone know the reason?
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it's roskomnadzor, mate... this organisation is full of crap, don't even try to understand their reasons! 
btw, not a single vpn allows me to access the site...
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That's strange. I use GoodbyeDPI and see no problem with access to Last.fm
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Yeah, that's strange. My usual plug-in didn't work, but all the other ones I've tried did, including Opera's built-in VPN.
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Official Response
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, I've raised this with the team and we're looking into this now.

Edit: if you're affected by this, can you please let us know which ISP you're using, where you're accessing the site from (e.g. city), and which pages you're trying to access? You can email us here if you'd prefer not to post this information on the forums.
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Roskomnadzor blocked Last.fm because a song by the band Психея (Psychea) called Убей мента (Kill a Cop), which is considered extremist in Russia, is accessible via the website - https://www.last.fm/music/%D0%9F%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%85%D0%B5%D1%8F/_/%D0%A3%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%B9+%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%B0 
Hopefully this situation will be resolved soon. Currently you cannot access Last.fm from a Russian IP, VPN works fine for me though.
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Well, not only because of that. According to https://antizapret.info/news/?search2=last.fm&pp these links are in the blocklist (there are many other URLs in the list, but it seems they are "removed" at present):

www.last.fm/ru/music/Тимур Муцураев/Рай
www.last.fm/ru/music/Циклон-Б
www.last.fm/ru/music/Циклон-Б/_/Дети гор
www.last.fm/ru/music/Циклон-Б/_/Мёртвый
www.last.fm/ru/music/Циклон-Б/_/Русский
www.last.fm/ru/music/Циклон-Б/_/Хрусталь
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Ok thanks for this, I'll forward it on to our legal team.  When we checked the Roskomnadzor website yesterday the form that lets you check if your website is blocked said that Last.fm wasn't (despite it clearly being blocked).  As far as I know, they haven't contacted us directly about this, so we don't know which pages specifically are the reason for the block.  
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Do any of you actually get that Roskomnadzor message? I don't. Just can't access the site. And VPN doesn't help. Usually, with sites banned by Roskomnadzor you immediately get their warning on the screen and VPN always works.
Hm, I just visited the site from my phone using the same wi-fi spot and without VPN, it's loaded and works fine.
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Oh, it seems that I have access to Last.fm now, too. But yes, early this morning Last.fm was redirected to an ISP's page that said that access was denied due to Federal Law («Доступ к информационному ресурсу ограничен на основании Федерального закона от 27 июля 2006 г. N 149-ФЗ "Об информации, информационных технологиях и о защите информации»).

Update: no access and the same message again:
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Oh, has the block been lifted? 
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For a short time. Now, from my side, the site seems to be blocked again.
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@Jon Yes, they blocking due automatically generating pages for songs which was censored by Russian government as extremist content. 

Here is the full list of last.fm pages due they blocking whole website (cause idiots and https)
https://reestr.rublacklist.net/search/?q=++++++last.fm

Thanks for taking your attention to this problem! Russian government doesn't understand what they actually do, so...
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That's interesting: all URLs from first two pages listed as "removed from the blacklist", and URLs which are not removed were blacklisted some years ago, f.e. https://reestr.rublacklist.net/record/326381/ or https://reestr.rublacklist.net/record/326386/

So why Last.fm has been blocked just now?
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I can't say for sure. Looks like there is one fresh the court's decision by 18.02.2019
It might provoked a whole blockage.

In fact, I don't know why Last.fm wasn't blocked all this time globally in Russia, since the time of the first entries in the registry so far in 2016 - I heard lot of local complaints from people in Russia, as providers blocked last.fm, it just wasn't globally.

Anyway, I don't think its a big deal if some of last.fm pages  will be removed by last.fm, or inaccessible to Russian IP's and will not appear again under specific names which they trying to block. 

At least the problem of Russian government is they don't care/don't understand how last.fm pages works. They just blocking what they think as extremist content, lol. And practice shows it can be solved only by website owners.
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Official Response
We've reached out the relevant authorities to clarify why our site has been blocked and what we can do to resolve this.
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Well, it's obviously idiotic: to deny access to the WHOLE website because of a couple of pages. Ordinary users mustn't suffer from this.

Jon, we're looking forward to hearing from you. Blocked pages must be divided from the rest (99,99%) of the website's pages.
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That's https vs government
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So, Last.fm is unblocked now?
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Works for me now.
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Still not working for me without vpn :/
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How about now?
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Artur Ost

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It's still blocked.
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Hmm, ok I'll check with our legal team. Which ISP are you with Artur?