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AllofMP3.com voucher system targeted

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 May 2007 18:46 User comments (12)

AllofMP3.com voucher system targeted In the ongoing effort by the music industry to squash Russian MP3 download site, AllofMP3.com, Police have raided and shut down an online voucher system used by the site. The action follows a pan-European investigation, conducted by the global recording industry body, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and UK record companies' association, BPI, which led to the arrest of a 25-year-old male in Bow, London.
The individual was allegedly the UK-based European agent for AllofMP3.com, facilitating the sale of digital downloads by advertising and selling vouchers through auction sites such as eBay and the website allofmp3vouchers.co.uk. That website has now been taken offline. The vouchers contained a code that allowed UK and European consumers to access and download music from AllofMP3.

The vouchers cost about 10 each, which would buy you more tracks than you would think. The Russian site sells MP3 downloads for far less than iTunes and other authorized sellers. The IFPI and record companies around the world maintain that AllofMP3 is an illegal site, even though it claims it complies with copyright law in Russia. The company lost the ability to be paid via PayPal, Visa, Mastercard etc. last year, and the record industry is now looking at how it can block the site's revenue even more.

AllofMP3 reportedly ranks second only to iTunes in the UK in terms of popularity. "Allofmp3.com is illegal in Russia, the US, the UK and everywhere else in the world. The action announced today is the latest to highlight Allofmp3.com's long and undistinguished history of stealing music from artists, composers and record producers and selling it at a profit," John Kennedy, chairman and chief executive of IFPI, said.

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12 user comments

121.5.2007 19:03

Were these voucher sites actually doing anything illegal?

221.5.2007 21:17

I'm sick and tired of hearing these stupid reports. They are doing everything above board and they still get in trouble. This is just crapp. The U.S is just flexing their bully mucsle and saying you cant do this cause we are not having a piece of the pie. Well you cant have everything. :P

321.5.2007 21:17

the vouchers were being sold in the UK. and u get way more tracks than u pay for. but allofmp3 is based in russia and cannot recieve payment via paypal,visa,master card. so basically they were trying to find a way to get people in the uk to pay for tracks without using another payment method because it wasnt avalible. so yes its illegal.

422.5.2007 11:20
305FROST
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GOOD NEWS GUYS !!!! I dont know if this is site is the same guys as allofmp3.com but they rock just as hard ! ..Ive loaded up my funds with good ol' American VISA and they accept MC too.

FULL ALBUMS for $2.50 / $3.00 and individual tracks for like $0.18 !

Sign up is FREE...Please hook me up if you sign up and use this link because they give me credit if you make a purchase. THANKS !
SIGN UP HERE ---> http://www.i'manidiot.com edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 May 2007 @ 19:02

522.5.2007 18:30

Thats crazy as I can't see anything illegal going on there (in the selling of vouchers aka gift certificates).

Using an alternate payment method (gift certificates instead of Paypal or a credit card) isn't illegal, although it could be considered a "work around" i don't think they should get in trouble.

Peace

P.S. Reported 305FROST

622.5.2007 19:03

305FROST, lightning struck!!! post edited

723.5.2007 8:46

Media mafia strikes hard again, its a shame a legit and nice site like Allof has to be shut down because of the greedy bastards in the RIAA and co.

824.5.2007 17:59

Can you imagine how much money the RIAA members would make if they sold along the lines of allofmp3? Until this BS stops I will never buy another CD, unless I can buy it directly from the artist.

924.5.2007 19:40

Originally posted by wdsturtz:
Can you imagine how much money the RIAA members would make if they sold along the lines of allofmp3? Until this BS stops I will never buy another CD, unless I can buy it directly from the artist.
thats the best point of it all they will still make a profit if they lower the price they dont want to lower the price so people find other means of gettign what they want totally bypassing them and then they ty and make all the methods of bypassing them illicit doing sht totally arse backwards!

106.8.2007 16:24
velichk
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Aug 2007 @ 1:35

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