AllofMP3.com has made it to the headlines last week… again…when the dispute between the site and the major card processing companies finally surfaced (right after AllofMP3 decided to defend its position publicly at an on-line press conference).
Visa and MasterCard have hardy made any comments apart from these few lines. "The action Visa has taken is in line with legislation passed in Russia and with basic international copyright and intellectual property norms," said Simon Barker, a spokesman for the company. (PC pro) "A Mastercard spokesman added the firm "did not tolerate the use of its network for illegal activity." (Forbes)
The legitimacy of this move has yet to be proven just as the accusations of IFPI, RIAA, USA officials, etc.
More in the press:
Allofmp3 attempts to lead music industry mutiny, The Inquirer
Visa, Mastercard now deciding copyright law, USA Today
AllofMP3.com to Big Music, Warez.com
Credit Card Companies Desert iTuneski, Forbes
Free-for-all over Russian music site, The International Herald Tribune
Credit cards block Allofmp3.com, PC pro
AllofMP3 hosts first press conference, ARS Technica