Is this music buying website legit?

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  1. Jonny K

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    Yesterday I bought 6 high quality songs for 32 american CENTS. It seems too good to be true.

    I found a website out of Russia that sells songs online. You pay 1 cent per megabyte downloaded. I put 5 dollars (US) in an account and proceeded to download songs in Ogg Vorbis Quality 6 format (very high quality). Since each song is maybe 5 megabytes, the cost is about 5 cents a song.

    It seems too good to be true. My dad thinks the Russian Mob is running it, and that my credit card number has now been stolen.

    http://www.allofmp3.com/

    Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
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    damn the russian mob........[​IMG]
     
  4. Jonny K

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    Well here I'm thinking I've finally found exactly what I want - a music site that offers downloads in Ogg format and doesn't overcharge for it.

    Dang.

    Anyway, I e-mailed them and asked how much of my payment goes to the artist. I'm interested in hearing their reply. If I don't post for a while, you can assume the mob got to me. [​IMG]
     
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    Everything I've read about that site says it's technically legal if you're in Russia, but not otherwise. It's doubtful if any money gets back to the artist through it.
     
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    i used it for a couple weeks. good service, but i'm not sure how legal it is, so i dont really go there anymore. if i knew it was legal, i'd be there all the time.

    CJ
     
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    Whoa, this thread is back from the dead! Cool!

    I still go to this site occasionally. As an audiophile, I demand the absolute best sound quality in any music I'm buying, and by downloading OGG files (or even lossless audio) from this site I can have that, and for a fair price! Yay for Russia! [​IMG]
     
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    From the article:

     
  12. Jonny K

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    Darn. I guess when it seems to good to be true, it always is.

    Ok legitimate music websites - offer me music in lossless format without digital rights management and I'll buy.

    I know...when pigs fly... [​IMG]
     
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    The legitimate sites could learn a few lessons from this bootleg site. I've never purchased anything there but checked it out a little.

    Forget about the having no DRM; it would be nice but the RIAA is never going to allow that. But their "encode on the fly" technology, with the ability to choose the format and bitrate, all the way up to lossless or full CD-Audio quality, with price by the MB (although way too low a rate to pay the artists), are positive things that consumers want.
     
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    With current CD technology consumers can easily make copies of music. That's how it was with tape too. Why should it change now?

    I've got a few copies of DRM protected music, and I can't even play it. Whenever I run the music it pops up with an error about not being able to contact some website for a license. Yeah, real nice. [​IMG]
     

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