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Russia bans DailyMotion

Russia has permanently blocked access to online video portal DailyMotion – owned by French media group Vivendi – following a complaint from Gazprom’s media division that the site was illegally hosting TV content.

The Moscow city court ruled that DailyMotion had repeatedly violated Russia’s copyright law by hosting shows from Russian TV network Pyatnitsya!, owned by Gazprom’s TV arm Gazprom Media.

Under Russian copyright law, the repeated violations led to the permanent blocking of access to DailyMotion in Russia, and local ISPs  will have to comply with the ruling within 7 days.

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