AllofMP3 to give away hundreds of thousands of albums for free

Posted on Saturday, Oct 21 2006 @ 00:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Russian MP3 seller AllofMP3 announced this week it will give away hundreds of thousands of albums for free.
Low prices and ease of use have made AllofMP3 a consumer favorite among music download sites, but the site - which claims to operate legally under Russian copyright law - faces continuing legal battles with the music industry and harsh criticism from the U.S. government.

On Tuesday, the credit card company Visa International said it had suspended card service to the site, citing concerns over copyright issues.

The U.S. trade representative, Susan Schwab, has warned that continued operation of the site signals a lack of respect for intellectual property law that could jeopardize Russia's long-sought entry into the World Trade Organization.

The company, which lists no telephone number on its Web site and normally declines all comment, undertook a rare public relations offensive Tuesday. Vadim Mamotin, director general of the site's parent company, Mediaservices, spoke through a translator during an interview by telephone with the International Herald Tribune and then participated in an online chat with 59 journalists. Defiant, Mamotin maintained that the company operated legally under Russian law.
More details at IHT.


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Re: AllofMP3 to give away hundreds of thousands of albums for free
by Anonymous on Monday, Aug 06 2007 @ 17:32 CEST
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