The Russian government agrees to shut down AllofMP3, which offered downloadable MP3 files at a much lower price than stores such as iTunes, but fans will probably just migrate to other similar services.
Politicians and trade officials are still pressuring the nation to shut down "illegal" Web sites and to align its intellectual property laws with "international standards."
The popular Russian music download site has finally been forced to close by the Russian government. But what's this? The site's parent company has opened a near identical site instead?
Music site is due to make comeback and that may doom Russia's hopes of entering WTO this year.
Group of record labels has filed suit against Russian music site, according to the AP.
Group of Congress members who support stronger copyright protections wants vice president on trip to Russia to tell leaders there that its in their interest to step up antipiracy efforts.
USTR issues "Notorious Markets List" today and accuses numerous well-known sites, such as The Pirate Bay, of piracy.
But in Capitol Hill testimony on Wednesday, Victoria Espinel fails to provide enough details for some lawmakers on how she plans to get the job done.
The DRM-free 7digital download store is often discussed alongside iTunes, eMusic, and Amazon as a major player in the music download world.