AllofMP3 will stay in business, for now

By Justin Mann on December 1, 2006, 11:11 AM
In a very unsurprising move, after a last minute squirming, once again AllofMP3 has been given the green light for continued operation. Threatened with being shut down just earlier this week, they immediately went back to their original defense regarding international law vs Russian law, and have gotten themselves spared... for now:

John Kheit, an intellectual property attorney hired on behalf of Chadbourne & Park to represent AllofMP3, immediately started the conference by claiming AllofMP3 has not broken any laws. He went on to say that AllofMP3 has not been contacted by Russian or U.S. authorities since the Bilateral Negotiations on Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization.  AllofMP3 is not shutting down.
This doesn't mean things will get any easier for the company. Many U.S. and other international companies have stiff sanctions against them, whether it be filtering their site, denying transactions or others. It's even to the point where many companies are explicitly not accepting royalties from or negotiating with AllofMP3. They really don't want them in business. I doubt we've heard the last from them.

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Reverend Jim said:
I'm downloading music from allofmp3 as I'm typing this post. Oh, it just finished. That website is the best thing since Space Invaders. It's a pain to get your money to them but it's possible. Just purchase an XROST prepaid money card from Then create an account at allofmp3. Click on My Balance > Add Funds > XROST and enter in the XROST card number and pin and you are in there. Have fun while it's still open.
Gars said:
[b]Originally posted by Reverend Jim:[/b][quote]... Have fun while it's still open.[/quote]true. trueNot for a long, i think.
mkatz2m said:
If they get shut down, I hope they relocate to a fearless country that is not afraid of the evil music cartel companies ; like Venezuela and Syria.
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