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Russian Download Site Is Popular and Possibly Illegal June 4, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in In The News, Lifestyle, Music.

Russian Download Site Is Popular and Possibly Illegal – New York Times
So great is the official level of concern about AllofMP3 that American trade negotiators darkly warned that the Web site could jeopardize Russia's long-sought entry into the World Trade Organization.

Operating through what music industry lobbyists say is a loophole in Russia's copyright law, AllofMP3 offers a vast catalogue of music that includes artists who have not permitted their work to be sold online — like the Beatles and Metallica.

Sold by the megabyte instead of by the song, an album of 10 songs or so on AllofMP3 can cost the equivalent of less than $1, compared with 99 cents per song on iTunes. And unlike iTunes and other commercial services, songs purchased with AllofMP3's downloading software have no restrictions on copying.


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