'Russian Facebook' signs agreement to block infringing content

Tom Pakinkis

VKontakte – dubbed Russia’s Facebook – has signed a memorandum of understanding with the territory’s telco watchdog, agreeing to block copyright infringing content on its site.

VKontakte (VK) has developed notoriety over the years as a portal to infringing content as its millions of users illegally upload music and movies to the platform.

Although reports suggest that the site has made efforts to remove infringing content in the past, it was blacklisted as a ‘notorious market’ by the United ...

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