Moore pointed out that Russia is only the 23rd largest music market – “This is not a music market maximising its enormous potential” – and reiterated the IFPI‘s belief that unlicensed music available on vKontakte is squashing the potential for legitimate digital services in Russia. “We believe vKontakte should take a number of simple steps to bring its business practices in line with other social networking sites, such as Facebook,” said Moore, before calling on the Russian government to act. “The law should make it clear that sites such as vKontakte are obliged to take reasonable steps to prevent copyright infringement and that it is illegal for such services to induce or knowingly facilitate infringement.”

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