vKontakte found guilty of unlicensed music distribution

Tom Pakinkis

The IFPI has welcomed the final court ruling ruling that social network vKontakte is guilty of distributing unlicensed music on its website. 

The Russian Supreme Commercial Court refused to hear an appeal by vKontakte against lower court hearings on November 8 leaving no scope for further appeals. 

That means that the findings against vKontakte by Russia’s St. Petersburg Court of Appeals and the Federal Court of Cassation have been upheld.

“This is the latest of several court decisions against vKontakte ...

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