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shamu726 posted a topic in FileSharing NewsAfter numerous warnings the music industry has run out of patience with vKontakte, Russia's equivalent of Facebook. Demanding more than $1 million in damages, this week Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music each filed separate lawsuits in Russia, accusing the social network site of facilitating large-scale copyright infringement. For several years vKontakte, or VK, has been marked as a piracy facilitator by copyright holders and even the U.S. Government. In several Special 301 Reports published by the United States Trade Representative, Russia’s Facebook equivalent has been criticize
shamu726 posted a topic in FileSharing NewsRussia's Facebook vKontakte is preparing steps to have it declassified as a rogue site by the U.S. Trade Representative. That will mean the introduction of filtering technology to identify and delete millions of infringing MP3s, movies and TV shows from the social networking giant, with Internet-wide implications. Every year the Special 301 Report identifies countries thought by the United States Trade Representative to pose the biggest intellectual property-related threats to U.S. companies. Russia has been a ‘priority’ country for some time, not least due to the actions of one of its bigge