A consistent campaigner for observing copyright laws, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been accused of posting videos illegally.
Since the time of his presidency, Medvedev has been promoting copyright legislation on the Internet and in mobile communications. The now-PM is known to be a fan of new technology and was the first Russian leader to register a Twitter account.
Recently the Prime Minister's press service had obtained copies of an interview between Medvedev and Vladimir Pozner, a well-known TV presenter. They then posted a number of clips on the Russian social network website, Vkontakte.
The over-zealous social site then blocked the videos, having been alerted that the copyright belonged to Russia's First TV Channel.
It took around twelve hours for the copyright confusion to be resolved, and the clips are now up and running again on the PM's page.
RT says that In the past Vkontakte has been criticized for not being proactive enough when it comes to illegal content. Due to this the website has been the subject of several lawsuits from Russian and international copyright holders. Heavy fines were imposed.
Now they might be overdoing things just a tad.