Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Record Labels Finally Sue

Mike Masnick writes on

The only surprise here is that it's taken this long. However, after tremendous efforts to influence politicians to force to shut down, it appears that a bunch of record labels have finally filed a lawsuit against the company.

The timing on this is a bit odd, as the record labels had succeeded in pressuring Russia into going after the site and pressuring credit card companies to stop accepting charges from the site.

However, the RIAA still hasn't learned that every time they try to shut these types of offerings down, it just makes them stronger -- and Allofmp3 has continued to fight back and find alternatives.

It will be interesting to see how this lawsuit turns out -- as it was filed in New York, and Allofmp3 is a Russian company, meaning the laws in the US are pretty much meaningless to it.

More here.


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