Tuesday, July 3rd 2007

Russian Government shuts down AllOfMP3

The famous MP3 online store (or rather infamous for not paying the artists) has been shut down by the Russian government. Pressure from the US, RIAA, and refusal to enter the World Trade Organization lead to the site's demise.

Before the shutdown, AllOfMP3.com was a direct competitor to iTunes due to its pay-by-size versus Apple's pay-by-track system. Tracks that were downloaded there were also devoid of all DRM and the user could even choose which bitrate to download.Source: torrentfreak
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6 Comments on Russian Government shuts down AllOfMP3

#1
Benpi
Damnit! Why didn't I know about this site before?!
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hv43082
by: Benpi
Damnit! Why didn't I know about this site before?!
*whisper* limewire.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
its been on this forum quite a few times actually. I visited it but wasnt really feeling the vibe there.
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Allofmp3 was awesome, but the new service they've replaced it with, Mp3Sparks, is identical!
#5
SkylinGTR26
or you can get music over bittorrent.
full albums :) w/o paying a dime.
Thats what they should worry about closing
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#6
Darkrealms
Wow, they actually shut it down. I know its been "shut down" for a day or so several times before. Wonder what the bargaining chip with Russia was on this one, they've been trying to get this for a long time.
Played with it and their free test downloads, never felt comfortable enough to buy from them though.

by: v-zero
Allofmp3 was awesome, but the new service they've replaced it with, Mp3Sparks, is identical!
LoL, go figure.
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