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Ozon and Ulmart seek to shake up Russia's e-books market
Ozon and Ulmart seek to shake up Russia's e-books market
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Ozon has gained permission to acquire LitRes, while Ulmart wants to integrate Bookmate into its online store.

Music Studios declare war on VKontakte
Music Studios declare war on VKontakte
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Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music all file claims against VKontakte

Odnoklassniki partners with United Music Group  to offer legal music
Odnoklassniki partners with United Music Group to offer legal music
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Users of Russia's #2 social network can pay to download tracks owned by UMG and send them to friends as gifts.

Adobe cuts its Russia staff by half and scales down piracy fight
Adobe cuts its Russia staff by half and scales down piracy fight
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This marks a change in strategy for the US firm, which was involved in 27% of software piracy prosecutions last year.

The US deems VK to be a pirate site site
The US deems VK to be a pirate site site
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VKontakte has been put on a US list of pirate sites for the fourth time in a row.

VKontakte to show licensed films and TV shows
VKontakte to show licensed films and TV shows
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The first licensed films, which users must watch a short advert to access, have been added to the site.

Online piracy law changes to benefit sites and rights-holders
Online piracy law changes to benefit sites and rights-holders
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Sites will not have to check all material, while authors could get the law extended to cover all pirate content.

100,000 Russians sign petition to stop Anti-Piracy law
100,000 Russians sign petition to stop Anti-Piracy law
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The State Duma received a petition signed by 100,000 people against the anti-piracy law that came into force August 1st

Content owners can block pirated videos on "VKontakte"
Content owners can block pirated videos on "VKontakte"
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Russia's largest video content owners have the right to block pirated material on "VKontakte". 

Record labels seek their rightful dividends from "VKontakte"
Record labels seek their rightful dividends from "VKontakte"
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Negotiations are taking place between "VKontakte" and record lables as the latter seek to be paid for legal rights.

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