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Monday, July 3, 2006

British Phonographic Institute Planning to Sue Russian Music Downloading Service

The British lobbying group BPI (British Phonographic Insitute) has received a go-ahead from the nation's High Court to sue Russian website allofmp3.com, a Napster-like site that permits users to downloaded copyrighted music. Ultimately, alleges BPI, Media Services, allofmp3.com's owner, does not pay royalties properly to the copyright owner. Media Services says it is following Russian copyright law. BPI will pursue litigation on behalf of its members, who include the biggest of the recording companies, such as EMI. Read more here.

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