is illegal says music industry

July 2006

Record labels, internet

A hugely popular seller of music downloads is illegal, according to the music industry, and prosecutions are underway., a Moscow-based service that undercuts iTunes by enormous margins, was accused today of paying nothing to artists. But the website claims everything on the site is licensed by the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society (ROMS) and the Rightholders Federation for Collective Copyright Management of Works Used Interactively (FAIR). Site owner MediaServices says that it pays licence fees “subject to the Law of the Russian Federation.” It adds that it is not responsible for the actions of foreign users – though the site is in the English Language! This article is on the Pinsent Mason’s OutLaw website at

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