The Allofmp3 saga continues with a document from the United States Trade Representative stating Russia and the US have agreed on shutting down "websites that permit illegal distribution of msuic and other copyright (sic) works". From the document:

"The agreement names the Russia-based website as an example of such a website.
Russia will:
- take enforcement actions against the operation of Russia-based websites; and
- investigate and prosecute companies that illegally distribute copyright works on the Internet.
Russia will work to enact legislation by June 1, 2007, to stop collecting societies from acting without right holder consent (...)"

Of course that's exactly what previous legislative changes were supposed to do. We'll see how things play out this time.

(via Techcrunch)

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