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Major Record Labels (Finally) Sue Moscow-based Allofmp3.com

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Several record labels are suing the operator of Moscow-based allofmp3.com, claiming that Mediaservices is selling millions of music downloads illegally. Mediaservices claims it deals with licensing by paying royalties to a Russian-based licensing group. The labels involved in the suit include Arista Records LLC, Warner Bros. Records, Capitol Records, and UMG Recordings Inc. They’re asking for a court order against Mediaservices and unspecified damages.
AP: “Defendant’s entire business … amounts to nothing more than a massive infringement of plaintiffs’ exclusive rights under the Copyright Act and New York law,” according to the lawsuit.
Related: Russia Poised to Shutter AllofMP3, After Agreement With U.S.
— <a href="http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/uk-users-of-russian-mp3-site-told-its-illegal/" title="UK Users Of Russian MP3 Site Told It