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Yandex Demands Takedown of ‘Illegal’ Music Downloader

Russian search giant Yandex has ordered U.S-based Github to take down a tool that allows downloading of MP3s from its music streaming service. Yandex, which has 60% of the local search market and has deals with Universal, Sony and Warner to offer a Spotify-like platform, says that the music downloader…

Movie Companies Want to Hold Search Engines Liable For Piracy

Producers of movies and TV shows in Russia say they want companies including Google, Yandex and Microsoft to wipe piracy from their search engines. The rightsholders want the companies to remove links to pirate sites from their search listings on demand, or face being held liable for third party infringement.

Publishers Fail to Block Russia’s Top Search Engine Over Pirate Links

After Russia's leading search engine Yandex failed to remove links to pirate books from its search results, publisher Eksmo filed a complaint with the Moscow Court. Technically, Yandex could've found itself blocked nationwide for copyright non-compliance but in the end, cooler heads prevailed.

Google, Yandex Discuss Creation of Anti-Piracy Database

Google, Yandex and other prominent Internet companies in Russia are discussing the creation of a database of infringing content including movies, TV shows, games, and software. The idea is that the companies will automatically query this database every five minutes with a view to removing such content from search results…

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