Monday, June 05, 2006

RIAA wake up to

Looks like AllofMP3 is no longer an underground operation. The New York Times has released an in depth look at who is behind the Russian download site, and the legality of $1 albums.

"Music industry officials say AllofMP3 is a large-scale commercial piracy site.

"It is totally unprecedented to have a pirate site operating so openly for so long," said Neil Turkewitz, executive vice president of the Recording Industry Association of America, which is based in Washington.

People associated with AllofMP3, which lists no telephone contacts on its Web site, declined to comment for this article when tracked down by domain-name ownership records kept by VeriSign. Those records show that Ivan Fedorov of Media Services in Moscow is the owner."

Time to switch to

Thanks to Largehearted Boy for the heads up.


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