IFPI has welcomed the news that vKontakte has been refused permission to appeal against rulings by the Russian Supreme Commercial Court.
IFPI boss Frances Moore criticised the russian social network during the International Anti-Counterfeiting Forum in Moscow.
With Megaupload shut down and Baidu fully licensed, the music industry has another pantomime villain to boo: Russian social network vKontakte. The site, which has more than 110m registered users, […]
Russia has long been seen as a copyright black hole by the music industry, from the days of unlicensed MP3 stores through to recent concern about music being shared on popular social network vKontakte.
Big news in Russia this morning, where the music-sharing features of local social network vKontakte have long been a bugbear for rightsholders.
We reported earlier this week on film industry body the MPAA’s latest list of ‘notorious’ piracy sites, but we have to confess to having missed the RIAA’s own submission, which was sent to the US Trade Representative’s office last week. The document trains its fire on one target in particular: Russian social network VKontakte.