Thursday, June 01, 2006

AllofMP3 is illegal, says music industry

AllofMP3 is illegal, says music industry
The Register, publication date: 30 May 2006
"According to MediaServices, everything is licensed by the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society (ROMS) and the Rightholders Federation for Collective Copyright Management of Works Used Interactively (FAIR). 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.
Regarding the claim of a licence from ROMS, Rechardt described ROMS as "a Russian organisation that claims to be a collecting society."

He continued: "ROMS has no rights from the record companies whatsoever to licence these pieces of music. ROMS and are well aware that record companies have not granted authorisation for this service.""

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