In the process of the struggle of Roskomnadzor with the messengerTelegram among Russian officials appeared overseas ally in the form of the American Recording Companies Association (RIAA). The Americans considered it necessary to rank the Telegram service among the largest audirates. The association believes that the social network of Pavel Durov is not fighting pirate channels on Telegram.
Assured by American copyright advocatesmost of the channels seen in the broadcast of pirated music are right, did not react at all to the notification from the association, leaving the revealed records in the public domain.
The list of the largest audirates also includesanother social network developed by the Durov brothers is VKontakte. VK remains at the “sight” of the association even after the new owners from Mail.ru have entered into licensing agreements with many copyright holders.