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Fri Apr 18, 2014, 12:15 AM

Russia Social Network Says Authorities Request Ukraine User Data

VKontakte, Russia’s largest social network, said it declined a request by the country’s security agency to hand over data on Ukrainian users who supported the recent government change in Kiev.The company declined to give data about the users to the Russian Federal Security Service, a successor to the Soviet-era KGB, upon its request in December, VKontakte Chief Executive Officer Pavel Durov said on his VKontakte page last night.“Our answer was flat denial, Russian jurisdiction doesn’t cover Ukrainian users of VKontakte,” Durov said on his page, where he also posted a picture of a dog dressed in a hoodie. “Disclosure of their personal data to Russian authorities would’ve breached the law and betrayed millions of Ukrainians who trusted us.”

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-17/russia-social-network-says-authorities-request-ukraine-user-data.html

I hope these people remain safe.

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arely staircase Apr 2014 OP
jakeXT Apr 2014 #1
arely staircase Apr 2014 #2
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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 02:32 AM

1. Vkontakte hosts a lot of movies and tv series

Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music have together filed legal action against Russia’s biggest social network VKontakte (VK) for “deliberately facilitating piracy on a large scale.”

The cases involve a slew of material VK should remove from its service, according to IFPI, the organization representing the recording industry worldwide.

The record companies are also seeking a court order requiring VK to implement effective industry-standard measures, such as audio fingerprinting, to prevent unauthorised re-uploading of specific repertoire and to prevent unauthorised uploading of the companies' catalogues generally.

The legal action includes a compensation claim for just over $1.4 million (50 million rubles) for the already pirated material.

http://rt.com/business/sony-universal-warner-vkontakte-397/

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 02:33 AM

2. I see RT is on the case! nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 02:58 AM

3. Take the guardian if you like or go watch some Game Of Thrones

Major labels sue Russian social network vKontakte for 'large-scale' music piracy
Sony, Universal and Warner want court to force site to scan for copyrighted songs and pay damages
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/03/major-labels-vkontakte-russia-music-piracy



http://www.watch-tvseries.net/series104/Game-of-Thrones/


On October 2013, VKontakte was cleared of copyright infringement charges by a court in Saint Petersburg. The judge ruled that the social network is not responsible for the content uploaded by its users.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VK_%28social_network%29



The Russians could probably tweak that ruling, please Hollywood and the music industry and change that ruling.

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 03:11 AM

4. anything but the OP

I get it.

Trust me.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 03:33 AM

5. They asked for it in December, that's roughly when the protests in Kiev started

The demonstrations began on the night of 21 November 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan


I wonder if they could use the copyright issue to get back at them. But closing it wold probably be like closing Facebook in the US or Europe.

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 03:38 AM

6. keep trying. nt

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