January 20, 2011

Russia and “Safe Harbors” [2:09 pm]

Russia faces rare Internet copyright challenge - [pdf]

Russia’s loose copyright protection laws were put to the test Thursday when prosecutors filed charges against a social network user who put 18 of his favourite pop groups songs online.

The 26-year-old V Kontakte In Contact website user faces a six-year prison sentence if convicted of violating the unnamed Russian groups “copyright and related rights.”

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