December 22, 2011
In a letter sent from the association of Russian producers the site was asked to pull a list of films while legal action was threatened if the quickly growing social network did not comply with the request.
This isn’t the first time Vkontakte has been placed in a similar position and various other Russian social networks have also been a major and increasing source of pirated movies.
Vkontakte has also recently been added to the RIAA list of illegal music services, a network they say has caused a “significant loss” of profits for American artists. read more