Blocking infringing copyright in Russia

Thursday, 01 May 2014 13:47

Blocking infringing copyright in Russia

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VKONTAKTE (dubbed Russia's Facebook) has reportedly agreed to block copyright infringing content from its website.  The company is allegedly blacklisted as a "notorious market" by the US Trade Representative and has to date refused to sign a memorandum of understanding with Russia's telecom watchdog.  The major labels filed legal proceedings against Vkontakte last month. 36 internet sites have signed the memorandum of understanding to date.

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