Regardless of the motives, the RIAA is no doubt pleased with the actions of the Russian Government. Once again, Russian-based music site AllOfMp3.com has been shut down
. Whether it be from the price of the music, the overseas trading or whatever other motivation, it seems they might be shut down for good this time. For a long while, the U.S. has pressured them to shut down the site.
The owner of the site has spoken out against the actions of the U.S. and Russia:
In an interview with P2Pnet, the owners of AllOffMP3 later said that Schwab completely and deliberately mischaracterized AllofMP3, “it is irresponsible to use AllofMP3.com as a negotiating instrument in an attempt to extract concessions from Russia”
The same company owns another site, MP3Sparks, that offers a similar service, so it's likely we'll hear from them again soon.