Russian Music Site Down, Sister Site Up

A music download site that was the poster child for U.S. anti-piracy crusaders and an obstacle to Russia’s bid to join the World Trade Organization has been shut down by Russian authorities, according to the U.S. government. The victory, however, was short lived: The same company behind Allofmp3.com has launched a similar site that resembles the shuttered service, provides the same legal disclaimers and sells songs at a fraction of the price of iTunes.
http://iht.com/articles/2007/07/03/business/mp3.php
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/07/04/1183351246146.html
http://www.siliconvalley.com/news/ci_6290685Also see:
Russia shuts down Allofmp3.com
Music download site that threatened to scupper Moscow’s accession to World Trade Organisation has been shut
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2016297.ece
http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2117653,00.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/03/business/media/03music.html

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