Social networking and dating software
Notable examples include the international celebrities like Tiësto, In 2008, the leading Russian television channel RTR sued VKontakte (then VK) over unlicensed copies of two of its films which had been uploaded by VK users.
In 2010, this dispute was settled by the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court in favour of the social network.
Founder and CEO Pavel Durov owned 20% of shares (although he had majority voting power through proxy votes), and a trio of Russian-Israeli investors, Vyacheslav Mirilashvili (Mikhael Mirilashvili's son) and Lev Leviev, On Group announced that it has decided to yield control of the company to Durov by offering him the voting rights on its shares.
Combined with Durov's personal 12% stake, this gave him 52% of the votes.
Because the social network is the one most popular and highloaded sites in runet, its visits can be used to make DDo S attacks on smaller sites.
VK performed DDOS attacks on certain sites, making users' browsers send multiple requests to the target site without their consent.
As a countermeasure, antigate was detecting whether iframe was loaded from VK and if it were antigate had redirected request to x Hamster, a well-known porn site.On October 2013, VKontakte was cleared of copyright infringement charges by a court in Saint Petersburg.The judge ruled that the social network is not responsible for the content uploaded by its users.In February 2007 the site reached a user base of over 100,000 and was recognized as the second largest player in Russia's nascent social network market.
In the same month, the site was subjected to a severe DDo S attack, which briefly put it offline.On April 1, 2014, Durov submitted his resignation to the board; at first, due to the fact the company confirmed he had resigned, it was believed to be related to the Ukrainian crisis which started in February of the same year.