[vox] Buying MP3s online
kabloom at ucdavis.edu
Wed Jun 1 08:11:12 PDT 2005
On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 11:48:23PM -0700, Adam Carlson wrote:
> allofmymp3.com is about the most advanced online music store I've seen
> with everything with a pricing scheme that I think is awesome(you pick
> whatever codec you want and pay a flat fee for the bandwidth. If you
> want a cd ripped in flac or 256 kbps ogg you can get it, it will just
> cost you extra to download the larger files)......unfortunately rumor
> has it that it is run by the russian mob and that the actual copyright
> holders won't get a dime.
> The only validity I've found is this article talking about it being
> "Russian authorities are reportedly investigating the Russian Web site
> Allofmymp3.com for selling downloadable digital copies of copyrighted
> music illegally. The site's principles are believed to be offering the
> music both in Russia and internationally without the authorization of
> the rights holders. The Computer Crimes unit of Moscow City Police,
> which was doing the investigation, turned the investigation's report
> over to Moscow's City Prosecutor's office on February 8."
[Rest of article snipped]
"The DA's office determined that while Allofmp3's action are in fact
theoretically illigal - they do not have the permission of all the
artists they feature on the website to distribute their music - in the
Russian copyright law there is no specific prohibition of digital
distribution over the internet, thus the law couldn't be applied
Ick. It looked like a great site.
I usually have a GPG digital signature included as an attachment.
See http://www.gnupg.org/ for info about these digital signatures.
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