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Thread: AllOfMP3 Shut Down by Russian Government

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    AllOfMp3, the popular online music store, has been shut down by the Russian government. Pressure from the United States, and a refusal to enter the World Trade Organisation (WTO) convinced the Kremlin to take the website down for good.

    Before the shutdown AllOfMP3 had nearly 6 million users who were able to download songs and albums for a fraction of the price from authorized alternatives such as the iTunes Store. MP3s were sold for $0.20 per song, or less.

    AllOfMP3 has been a thorn in the side of the RIAA and the US government for years. Last year, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said that if Russia wants to join the WTO, they should shut down the pirate music website [AllOfMP3] that is robbing U.S. recording companies of sales.

    In an interview with P2Pnet, the owners of AllOffMP3 later said that Schwab completely and deliberately mischaracterized AllofMP3, “it is irresponsible to use AllofMP3.com as a negotiating instrument in an attempt to extract concessions from Russia”, thay added. But now it seems like president Putin has some good news to tell Bush today, a mere coincidence of course.

    It is not clear how effective the shutdown of AllOfMP3 will be. Most users will probably move to MP3sparks, a similar service with a similar setup, launched by the same company. This site is not illegal under Russian law because they use a different licensing model.

    Last December the Danish ISP “Perspectiv” decided to block access to AllOfMP3 for all their users. In a response, The Pirate Bay, working together with the pro-piracy lobby Piratbyrån, decided to block all Perspektiv’s customers from accessing its site. Not long after that “Perspectiv” reconsidered their position, and their customers were allowed to access the online music store again.

    My gut feeling says that these “grey market” MP3 sites are just another Hydra.

    Source: http://torrentfreak.com/allofmp3-shu...an-government/

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    Never heard of that tracker.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    Never heard of that tracker.
    It wasn't a torrent tracker.
    Feel free to recommend any music- or dvdr-sites

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMad View Post
    Whats this got to do with torrents? Perhaps the news section would have been more adequate.

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    http://mp3sparks.com/
    ^same people, same prices, different name.

    Why you'd want to give money to them I have no idea...

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    While this does really seem to look like the wrong freaking section that was a great site and if its truly down for good she will be missed!
    Not all those who wander are lost
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien~

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    Well that sucks, I have had 5-6 dollars just sitting in my account there, now it is lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzy Rox View Post
    Why you'd want to give money to them I have no idea...
    May be in order to have some lame excuse for having all this music on your HDD
    I dunno, why people doing it, imho there's 2 ways - either you buy music in stores, including online or download it for free if you know where
    The choice is yours. But to buy it for less money
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    LoL, Russia cares about the piracy?! That's something new o.O
    “For her, yeah. At the end of the day, it's all about her. It's always been about her."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanov View Post
    LoL, Russia cares about the piracy?! That's something new o.O
    The road to WTO ain't that easy
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