Warner Music VS VK.com


Once Russia’s largest piracy site, VKontakte social network attracted hundreds of millions of users with its free films and readily available music. Just like other major music companies, Warner Music was suffering multi-million losses as terabytes of its content were made available to the public for free. Semenov & Pevzner succeeded in securing a settlement that became a landmark success for intellectual property protection in Russia. The uncompromising infringer retreated, and the parties entered into a settlement agreement followed by a licensing one