“VKontakte” made the list of pirate resources of the Ministry of Commerce

In the US Department of Commerce said that making “Vkontakte” in the list of pirate sites is not the first time

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The U.S. Department of Commerce made a social network “Vkontakte” in the list of the largest pirate sites in the world. It follows from the document published on the Agency’s website.

The document lists the global Internet resources that violate intellectual property rights. Among the Russian sites included in the list was social network “Vkontakte”, the torrent tracker Rutracker.org, Rapidgator.net and online cinema kinogo.cc.

It is noted that “Vkontakte” made the list for the first time. The Ministry pointed to “encouraging” signals in respect copyrighted “Vkontakte”.

“Reports “Vkontakte” that the company is taking steps to combat piracy are encouraging”, – the document says.

May 15, 2017, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree enacted the decision of national security Council and defense of Ukraine dated 28 April 2017 on the physical and legal persons against which introduced anti-Russian sanctions for a period of one year to three years.

In the sanctions list were, in particular, of social network “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, services, Mail.Ru and “Yandex”, the Russian antivirus company “Kaspersky Lab” and “Doctor Web”.

On may 17 a decree on new sanctions was published in “Uriadovyi Kur’єri” and it came into force. Until June 1, websites which have got under sanctions, was supposed to block.

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