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Belarus: Creator of a web-site is fined for a hyperlink

Author: Mikhail Doroshevich


Creator of pesniary.com web-site Fedor Korolenko was brought to the court for the violation of the copyright law. Fedor Korolenko was obliged to pay the fine of USD 25 as there were links to music files of other sites on his website.

Complainant - Republican Unitary Enterprise of the Intellectual Property - applied to the court on the 14th of April this year.

www.pesniary.com was launched in 1998 as a non-profit project. In 2003 web site was nominated as The Best Musical Site of the Year . The site is very popular and ( according to statistics) it is visited by music fans from more than 100 countries.

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