Russian Music Streamer VK Offering Pirated Music From Taylor Swift and Red Hot Chili Peppers

12/9/2022 9:32:00 PM

Before Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, VK Offering had worked to reform its legacy of piracy in what was then the 13th-largest market.

Before Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, VK Offering had worked to reform its legacy of piracy in what was then the 13th-largest market.

Before Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the social media company had worked to reform its legacy of piracy in what was then the 13th-largest market.

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Courtesy Photo Launched as VKontakte in 2007 in St.Petersburg, VK offers music and other features of a social media platform.Lawn Pass will be on sale beginning December 14 at 1 p.As of last month, it was the sixth most-popular web site in Russia, according Similarweb, a website tracking company.m.It is the second most-popular platform offering music in Russia after Yandex.ET online.Music.” Free gun safety locks are being made available at the Richmond Heights Police Department.

In the first quarter, VK had 73.m.4 million monthly average users and a global audience of 100.4 million.m.The platform offers both an ad-sponsored model and a subscription service with 3.5 million subscribers, according to the most-recent data available.RELATED: Magic of Lights returning to Ruoff Music Center TOP STORIES: Bullet links Richard Allen to Delphi murders | New push to name 17 unidentified victims of Indiana serial killer | Who is Herbert Baumeister? What we know about Indiana serial killer | IACS says 'animals will die' if they don't get fosters, adopters soon | Richard Allen charged in 2017 murders of Libby & Abby.

(Before pulling out, Spotify reportedly had 600,000 paid subscribers in Russia.) VK’s history of piracy is well noted.When VK emerged as Russia’s response to Facebook, it had a feature that Facebook didn’t — a tool allowing users to upload music tracks that immediately became available to all other users.That feature was, arguably, one of the reasons why VK quickly became popular with younger users.However, it also made the social network an archenemy of international major labels who accused it of facilitating online piracy.

A range of lawsuits were brought against VK, but the company stood its ground, claiming it had no technical capability to control user-generated content but was willing to remove any copyrighted content at rights holders’ request.The problem was that if a pirated music track was removed, another copy of it would be almost immediately added by another user.Related 11/14/2022 For a while, courts accepted VK’s argument about its inability to control user-generated content, but an array of lawsuits eventually forced VK to sign licensing deals with the majors and the streaming platform got rid of user-generated pirated music a few years ago.Then in March, in support of Western sanctions to penalize Russia for Vladimir Putin.

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