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Russian media combats false piracy prosecutions

February 4, 2011 2:03 PM ET

Some good news out of Samara. As we've reported previously, trumped-up piracy accusations have been frequently used in Russia to intimidate independent media. Sergei Kurt-Adzhiyev, a Russian editor, has spent years fighting piracy prosecutions against himself and his publications in...

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Fighting bogus piracy raids, Microsoft issues new licenses

December 7, 2010 3:10 PM ET

CPJ has documented for several years the use of spurious anti-piracy raids to shut down and intimidate media organizations in Russia and the former Soviet republics. Offices have been shut down, and computers seized. Often, security agents make bogus...

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Russian police selectively target media's 'pirated' software

September 20, 2010 4:36 PM ET

Western companies that venture into Russia ought to remember this police rule: "Everything you say can and will be used against you." In this particular case--any attempt to bring civilized rules to the Russian market game could, instead, turn into...

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Microsoft moves to fight anti-piracy raids in Russia

September 17, 2010 5:16 PM ET

On September 11, The New York Times reported on the use of aggressive anti-piracy raids by Russian authorities to intimidate advocacy groups and independent media outlets. The article noted that these raids are usually prompted by false reports of pirated...

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Microsoft, piracy, and independent media in Kyrgyzstan

April 14, 2010 4:34 PM ET

When the independent television outlet Stan TV was raided by Kyrgyz financial police on April 1, authorities claimed they were investigating the use of unlicensed software. The timing of the raid implied a different motivation. As CPJ reported at...

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