That's All For AllOfMP3.com?
July 3, 2007 at 1:01 PM (PT)
The Russian government has shut down music file-sharing site AllOfMP3.com after the U.S. complained that RUSSIA was not doing enough to fight music piracy.
"Allofmp3.com violated copyright law in RUSSIA and internationally by ripping off artists and taking music it had no right to sell worldwide," said IFPI/RUSSIA head IGOR POZHITKOV. "The apparent closure is a positive move which recognizes what we have always stated -- that the site is illegal. But this is not the end of the story -- RUSSIA is a huge source of Internet piracy."
Indeed, a similar site called mp3sparks.com, run by MOSCOW-based MEDIASERVICES, has popped up since AllOfMP3.com's closure.