I’ve never actually checked out allofmp3.com, the infamous Russian site that offers a ton of music for prices that are more in line with the non-physicality of digital files. Not for any moral reason, but because I remember the bad old days of the late 1990s, when clicking on dodgy-seeming links looking for an .mp3 caused tons of windows to pop-up or other weird things.
But while I never bothered, I count myself a fan of anything that causes fuming at the RIAA. And a lot of y’all took advantage of their services, so much so that people were saying that it could keep have Russia out of the World Trade Organization.
That’s right. Forget all of that stuff about Putin’s insanity, and all of those unsecured nukes, but let’s go after the people who provide the cheap and 100 percent legal under Russian law downloads. So, the pressure was on, and just the other day, after Visa International suspended credit card service, allofmp3.com cried “ÃÂ´Ã‘ÂÃÂ´Ã‘Å½Ã‘Ë†ÃÂºÃÂ°,” and changed their business model.