"The reason AllofMP3.com downloads are cheap is that neither the artists nor the record companies are being paid," told BPI General Counsel Roz Groome. "We have maintained all along that this site is illegal and that the operator of the site is breaking UK law by making sound recordings available to UK based customers without the permission of the copyright owners."
"Now we will have the opportunity to demonstrate in the UK courts the illegality of this site," he continued.
The High Court has given its approval to serve legal proceedings against AllofMP3 and its owner MediaServices Inc. in Russia ahead of a UK court case, the BPI said in a statement on Monday.
Even if the BPI sucessfully prove that that AllofMP3 is an illegal service, it's unlikely that any decision in the UK would result in the closure of the site. Russia would not be obliged to implement rulings of a foreign court, according to experts. However, with president Vladmir Putin looking to bring his country into the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russia could be pressured to take action against the site.
This just goes to show you the true evil of the RIAA...