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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.

Landmark Anti-Piracy Database Agreement Signed in Moscow

Russia's most powerful tech companies including Yandex, Mail.ru Group, and Rambler have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation designed to rid their platforms of infringing content. Signed today in Moscow alongside movie and TV companies, the agreement will see the formation of a central database of infringing sites which will provide…

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