The IFPI have announced the re-launch of the newly redesigned www.pro-music.org website - a simple information resource for anyone looking to find out more about legitimate digital music services and copyright law across the world.
The IFPI also welcomed the latest in a
series of rulings by Russian courts against vKontakte, the country’s leading social
networking site that facilitates the mass distribution of copyright infringing
music. The Arbitration Court of St Petersburg and Leningrad ordered vKontakte to pay damages of 550,000 roubles (€13,718) to SBA
Gala Records, an independent Russian record label and licensed distributor for
EMI Music’s international repertoire, for its role in facilitating the illegal
distribution of 11 unlicensed sound recordings