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Rocketta
Nov 29th, 2006, 09:43 PM
US and Russia strike deal to close AllofMP3.com

Jeroen Doorn, WebWereld Netherlands - IDG News Service
Wed Nov 29, 7:45 AM ET


Russia has agreed to U.S. demands to close the popular music website Allofmp3.com. The U.S. wants the site closed to fight music piracy, and Russia has agreed to improve its chance of gaining membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


Russia is also intending to close down other websites that infringe copyrights, according to a document on the website of the U.S. Trade Representative.


The U.S. and Russia have agreed to combat piracy by closing down several websites that infringe copyrights, according to the document, which cites Allofmp3.com as a prime example of such a website.


The popular site has been subject to criticism for some time now. Organizations such as the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have accused Allofmp3.com several times of being a prime source of music piracy. A U.S. Trade Representative, Susan Schwab, has stated previously that Russia can never be a member of the WTO as long as the county hosts sites such as Allofmp3.com.


The team behind Allofmp3.com has always denied running an illegal website. They pay fees to the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society (ROMS) which supposedly represents artists and copyright holders in Russia. Artists themselves state they have never received any money from ROMS.


There is fierce international pressure on the Russian government to close down Allofmp3.com. Prices of songs on the website are about one-tenth the price in other music stores such as Apple’s iTunes store.

Rocketta
Nov 29th, 2006, 09:44 PM
I have to get my Florida Evans on for a minute!

Damn! :banghead: Damn! :banghead: Damn! :banghead:

LoveFifteen
Nov 29th, 2006, 09:45 PM
I'm getting nostalgic for the Cold War. :bigcry:

Rocketta
Nov 29th, 2006, 09:46 PM
I'm getting nostalgic for the Cold War. :bigcry:

I know right! * off to spend the rest of my money before I lose it! :bolt:

Qrystyna
Nov 29th, 2006, 10:43 PM
I'm getting nostalgic for the Cold War. :bigcry:

Well, you can still register websites under the old .su (Soviet Union) domain! ;)

Pengwin
Nov 29th, 2006, 11:06 PM
I was just going to spend my £12 credit left :sobbing:

and it said this...

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:bigcry:

Rocketta
Nov 29th, 2006, 11:08 PM
well they let me order stuff earlier....and I'm currently listening to a preview. :tape:

Wigglytuff
Nov 29th, 2006, 11:19 PM
fuck fuck fuck!!!! i have like $30 left!!! GRRRR

Stamp Paid
Nov 30th, 2006, 02:07 AM
I have to get my Florida Evans on for a minute!

Damn! :banghead: Damn! :banghead: Damn! :banghead:

LMAO