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Introduction

Russian social network vKontakte (VK) has claimed victory in a copyright infringement case brought by the major record companies.

Highlights

  • In late September 2015, a court in St Petersburg ruled that VK was not liable for the copyright infringing activities of its users and so dismissed the case. The court did, however, grant the record companies’ request to force VK into using more effective technology to prevent the upload of their sound recordings to its service.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the copyright infringement case brought by the major record companies in Russia against the social networking service vKontakte.
  • The research note explains why both sides came out as winners and losers

Key questions answered

  • Why did the major record companies sue Russian social networking site vKontakte?
  • Why did both sides emerge as winners and losers?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The enigma that is vKontakte
  • An unfavorable, if inevitable decision
  • Winners and losers

Appendix

  • Author

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