VK must implement effective filtering, Russian court confirms

7th October 2015

IFPI today welcomed publication of the judgment against Russian social media company vKontakte (VK).

Commenting on the ruling, IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore said: "The written judgment has confirmed the court's finding that VK must implement effective technology to stop infringements on its service. The court states clearly that VK's technology is not effective, and we know this to be the case because of the mass infringement occurring on the service on a daily basis. While in its statement on the judgment VK has focused on other details in the decision the most significant point for music companies is that VK is now required to put in place a comprehensive system to stop infringement. For the music industry this far outweighs any other aspect of the decision."

For further information please contact

Adrian Strain or Alex Jacob, IFPI
Email: Adrian.Strain@ifpi.org / alex.jacob@ifpi.org

Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7939 / 7940