Moscow – Russian prosecutors have filed criminal online copyright infringement charges against a 26-year-old accused of posting 18 tracks on Russian social network Vkontakte, Agence France-Presse reported.
Russian police told AFP it’s believed the tracks in question were downloaded over 200,000 times.
If convicted, the accused uploader faces up to six years in prison, and copyright infringement damages in the amount of $3,600.
Earlier this year, a Russian court found that Vkontakte was not responsible for copyrighted materials uploaded by users of its service.
Authorities told AFP they plan to initiate additional criminal cases against suspected online copyright infringers.
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