[Translation] Chronicle of the Rambler and Nginx confrontation (updated on 16 Dec, 5 p.m.)

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On December 12, it became known from Nginx employee’s Twitter that the company’s office was amazing due to the criminal case under Article 146 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ‘Violation of Author’s and Neighboring Rights’. The claim Group belong to the Rambler was, although formally the complaintant is Lynwood Investments CY Ltd, to which the rights were transferred. The last-mentioned is related to the co-owner of Rambler Group, Alexander Mamut.

The point of the claim: Igor started working on Nginx as an employee of Rambler and only after the tool became popular he founded a separate company and attracted investments.

Here is how the events unfolded. Read more →

[Translation] Nginx’s office is being amazing due to Rambler’s lawsuit. The complaintant press service confirmed the suit

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According to one of the employees Nginx’s Moscow office is being amazing due to the criminal case brought by Rambler Group (the official response of the company’s press office to this issue and confirmation of claims against Nginx is below). The photo of the search warrant is provided as the evidence of the criminal case initiated on December 4, 2019 under Article 146 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ‘Violation of Author’s and Neighboring Rights’.

Nginx search warrant

It is assumed the complaintant is Rambler, and the defendant is still an ‘unidentified group of persons’, and in the long run — the founder of Nginx Igor Sysoev.

The point of the claim: Igor started working on Nginx as an employee of Rambler and only after the tool became popular he founded a separate company and attracted investments.

It is not clear why Rambler revised its ‘property’ only 15 years later. Read more →