Russian social network vKontakte may be starting 2014 with a new set of legal problems, following reports late last year that EMI, Sony, Warner and six other music labels were preparing new copyright infringement lawsuits. Local reports showed Russian industry boss Leonid Agronov saying attempts to negotiate a licensing deal with vKontakte for music stored by users on its site had foundered. That’s something disputed by vKontakte boss Pavel Durov in an interview with TechCrunch: “If some music companies wish their content to be deleted from VK, we, as always, are willing to comply with their wish. On the other hand, we are also ready to seek mutually beneficial ways to monetise their content.”

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