Protecting the Interests of Copyright Holders


Yandex supports copyright holders by helping them to find new audiences for their content and working to increase the amount of high-quality, legal content – films, TV shows, music and other media – available online. To this end, Yandex partners with copyright holders and creates video and music streaming services, alongside developing tools to effectively reduce copyright infringement on the internet.

Combating illegal content online

Yandex was among the initiators of a mechanism for protecting copyright holders – the Memorandum of Cooperation for Protecting Exclusive Rights, which was signed by Yandex and a number of major IT companies and copyright holders in autumn 2018. This Memorandum stipulated creation of a register of web pages potentially violating someone’s copyright. Continually updated by copyright holders, this register lets Yandex quickly remove links to such pages from its search results.

Going forward, the Memorandum signatories will seek to consolidate its provisions at the legislative level.


24,338,936

Links submitted to the register 
by copyright holders

310,678

Domains, links to which have been submitted to the register
As of June 2021

Links submitted to the register

As of June 2021


Copyright holders

Copyright holders play a key role in combating illegal content. After checking the lists of links potentially violating their copyright, they submit the infringing links to the register and inform Yandex about those pages that do not contain any copyright violations. Thanks to copyright holders’ reports the register is continuously updated.

Copyright holder
Number of links
1
Start Media 
9,185,974 
2
VGTRK
4,788,965  
3
KinoPoisk
2,156,584
4
TNT-Teleset
2,075,712
5
A Serial LLC 
1,144,736
As of June 2021
Video content, whose infringement is most frequently reported by copyright holders:

Title
Number of links
1
Six Degrees of Celebration
723,444 
2
Calambur: Fool’s Village
441,371
3
Comedy Club
405,520
4
The Walking Dead
257,682
5
Under Military Law 
255,828
As of June 2021
Mon Dec 06 2021 13:30:59 GMT+0300 (Moscow Standard Time)