RIAA Drops Suit Against AllofMP3.com
May 28, 2008 at 5:42 AM (PT)
The RIAA has declared victory over the infamous RUSSIAN music download store ALLOFMP3.COM, reports PC MAGAZINE. At its peak, the site had 6 million users who downloaded songs and full albums for 1/3 the price of ITUNES or AMAZON. The RIAA said late last week that it has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against MEDIASERVICES, the site's owner, according to BLOOMBERG.
Unfortunately, that still leaves a host of RUSSIAN music sites that say they're willing to pay royalties to the artists under RUSSIAN law, but whose fees place them substantially under the rates charged by AMERICAN and EUROPEAN vendors of downloadable music.
"The site is now defunct and out of business, the result of a successful anti-piracy initiative," JONATHAN LAMY, an RIAA spokesman said.