Allofmp3 Clone Loses Appeal

A Ukrainian Web site that tried to replicate the business model of Russian site has lost its appeal against infringing music copyrights.

The Kiev Court of Appeal rejected Internet Media File’s objections to an earlier verdict from the Kiev Economic Tribunal confirming the injunction granted to IFPI member company HonestMusic, which prohibits Ukrainian site from making any of its tracks available without authorisation.

The verdict obliges Internet Media File Ltd. to pay more than US$70,000 in damages and an injunction granted against them will now enter into force.

This verdict sets a precedent against Ukrainian websites that try to replicate the business model of Russian site, which sells music without any permission from artists, composers or record producers.