MOSCOW, December 6 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. Pravda.Ru has appealed the dismissal of its lawsuit against Yandex for distributing Andrey Karaulov's film "Khodorkovsky. Pipes/Corpses," the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/

The Moscow District Federal Commercial Court has yet to schedule the hearing date.

The Moscow Commercial Court fully dismissed the lawsuit on July 25, but Pravda.Ru. appealed the ruling.

According to the plaintiff, the defendant reproduced and distributed Karaulov's film on its website on March 16. The plaintiff holds the rights to the movie under a license contract.

The lawsuit reads that the film was shown on the website under the Yandex logo. Over 50 texts were also posted on Yandex, to which the plaintiff similarly holds the rights.

The court decision indicated that the plaintiff had failed to provide any evidence that Yandex has any relation to the information posted by users.

Yandex is a major Russian Internet search engine. Estimates of its 2010 financial results show its revenue increasing by 43 percent year-on-year to 12.5 billion rubles ($409 million).

Pravda.Ru is the founder of an online publication of the same name. It was established in 1999 by some journalists who had worked for the Pravda daily, after the editorial board divided due to the newspaper sale.