Monday, March 07, 2005

MP3 HOME FREE: FOR NOW, the site which sits in Russia offering tonnes of top mp3 action for a fair market price, has just managed to avoid being the subject of criminal action. It turns out it wasn't quite as in keeping with Russian copyright law as it might have claimed, and didn't have all the licenses it should. What got it off the hook, though, was the very specific detail of Russian law: since the company wasn't actually flogging physical items, there wasn't anything they could be prosecuted for trafficing. Indeed, the prosecutors decision was that was a place for listening to music, not obtaining goods.