Russian Network Vkontakte Asked To Remove 500 Pirated Movies


VkontakteRussia’s largest social network Vokntakte has been asked by a group of Russian producers to remove upwards of 500 illegally uploaded movies.

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…]