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Celtkin
06-03-2006, 12:43 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/06/02/cheap.tunes.ap/index.html


MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- A Russian Web site that lets visitors download albums for less than $1 is a smash hit with music fans -- but not with U.S. trade and music industry officials.

The site is a pirate, they allege, and say Russia's failure to close it down presents a direct obstacle to the country's negotiations to join the World Trade Organization.


The site, they allege, amounts to a haven for music pirates. They say it presents a direct obstacle to Russia's negotiations to join the World Trade Organization.


Russia is already the second-biggest source of pirated music film and software in the world after China -- costing U.S. companies nearly $1.8 billion last year, according to anti-piracy groups. The Web site -- Allofmp3.com (http://allofmp3.com) -- just adds to the dispute.