Russian publishers accuse Telegram of losing due to piracy

by Kelvin
Russian publishers accuse Telegram of losing due to piracy

The general director of the Association for the Protection of Internet Rights (AZAPI), Maxim Ryabyko, in an interview with Vedomosti, said that around 200 Telegram channels regularly distribute copies of pirated books.

According to AZAPI estimates, the total number of subscribers to the Telegram channel totaled 2 million Russian book publishers each year losing up to 55 billion rubles due to piracy in the emails. The size of the entire book market in Russia amounts to 92 billion rubles. Publishers of books such as Exmo-AST, ABC-Atticus, as well as the official online bookstore Literature, have suffered piracy on the Internet.

  

It should be noted that since April 2018 Telegram has been banned in Russia. However, this does not affect the availability of messaging. The telegram itself did not respond to AZAPI's complaints. So to limit illegal content, publishers can only go to the App Store and Google Play.