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.
VK, formerly known as Vkontakte.ru, originated in Russia in 2006 and now dominates the post-soviet social networking space."is a social network with over 80 million monthly active users.
Another ruling early in 2012 went partially in favor of Gala Records (now Warner Music Russia), a recording studio, when the same court ordered VK to pay 00 for not being active enough in regard to copyrighted materials.
VK also has tools for managing online communities and celebrity pages.
The site allows its users to upload, search and stream media content, such as videos and music.
In the same month, the site was subjected to a severe DDo S attack, which briefly put it offline.
The user base reached 1 million in July 2007, and 10 million in April 2008.