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The Internet Copyright Association (AZAPI) has asked Roskomnadzor to take action against the American company Facebook due to the distribution of pirated books on Instagram. About this they write “Vedomosti” with reference to the statement of the association.

The information was confirmed by AZAPI board member Maxim Ryabyko.

So Facebook wanted to punish for refusing to delete links to illegal copies of works. The publication notes that social network users post videos with audiobooks as audio tracks, as well as links to third-party resources.

According to Ryabyko, in the second quarter of this year, Instagram entered the top 3 sites with the highest number of detected links to illegal copies of books, taking second place (more than three thousand links). Telegram took the first place during this period: about 35,000 illegal copies of books and links to them were found and deleted in the messenger. In third place YouTube, there found 2.4 thousand links.

AZAPI represents the interests of major Russian publishing houses – AST, Exmo, Alpina, MIF, Azbuka-Attikus and others.

September 30 reportedthat Facebook faces a billion-dollar fine for re-removing banned content. The platform may be required to pay a fine of 1/20 to 1/10 of the company’s annual turnover.

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