|WarXchild Says |
It?s the dilemma of downloading: The guy in the next cubicle is using office bandwidth to download the new J.Lo album using Grokster. But then your mother sends you newspaper clippings of all of those nice-looking people getting arrested for file sharing. You want to have the records without having a record. So, there you are?caught between your greed and a guilt complex.
Until you find the silver bullet?the legal way to download music for free. Or at least almost for free. And almost legal: It's called Allofmp3.com, and it's the trendy, angst-free way to download copyrighted music. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments tomorrow about the legality of Grokster, Aimster, and other file-sharing services, downloaders have been looking hopefully to Allofmp3.com as their only legitimate way to get 50 Cent for less than face value.
Allofmp3.com is Russian, and its self-proclaimed quasi-legality stems from its claimed ownership of Russian music distribution rights. As their Web site puts it: "All the materials in the MediaServices projects are available for distribution through Internet according to license # LS-3М-05-03 of the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society. ? AllOFMP3.com's Administration does not keep up with the laws of different countries and is not responsible the actions of non-Russian users." This site isn't free, but at about 5 cents a song, it sure beats iTunes.
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