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RUSSIA: largest social network found liable for copyright infringement by users

ARBITRAZH COURT OF ST PETERSBURG AND LENINGRAD REGION, DECISION OF 15 OCTOBER 2012, NO. A56-16627/2011; 13TH ARBITRAZH COURT OF APPEAL, DECISION OF 21 JANUARY 2013

The Russian courts have adopted a new interpretation of copyright legislation, leading to successful copyright infringement proceedings against the Russian social network VKontakte.

VKontakte is currently the largest Russian social network with more than 100 … Continue Reading