Vkontakte announces music service after label lawsuit victory

RHIAN JONES

Russian social networking web site Vkontakte has announced plans to create a paid music service after winning a court case against local music label Soyuz.

An arbitration court in St Petersburg has ruled that Vkontakte was not responsible for the uploading of over 60 tracks, to which Soyuz has the rights, by its users.

The court also ruled that Vkontakte is unable to monitor all content upload by users and determine if any copyright infringement takes place.

According to Vkontakte’s ...

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