Allofmp3 Pissed Off At Credit Card Companies; Plans To Fight Back

from the no-surprise-there dept

Yesterday, we mentioned that Visa had dumped Allofmp3, saying it would no longer process credit cards for the site. Today, Mastercard followed suit. This has Allofmp3 a bit angry, saying that they will do whatever possible to get credit card processing turned back on. They point out, once again, that they have never been convicted of any illegal activity, and previous investigations have shown them to be legal. Of course, just because you're legal, doesn't mean that a credit card company has to process your transactions.

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    Wizard Prang, 20 Oct 2006 @ 8:15am

    Missing the point

    Er... people PAY to use AoMP3. You do know that, right?

    They could just as easily use other methods to get content without paying, and have been doing so since (and before) Napster.

    "I want to drive a Lombraghini, but hey, they priced it too high, so I have a right to steal it."

    Oh, please... stop comparing physical goods with experience goods. Every time we say "I'll wait until the movie comes to DVD/TV", we determine the "value" of the product and your comparison breaks down.

    "you cheap a-holes will turn the music industry into something that is not profitable for the good artists, and guess what, they will stop producing their music"

    No.. the music industry is doing that all by themselves; backing cookie--cutter artists, sticking to obsolete business models, disincentivising the artists through pathetic royalty structures, suing the next generation of customers... the industry needs the public and they seem to have forgotten this.

    For the record, I don't do P2P, and do not "share" music. I believe in paying for my music. But it seems to me that the music industry wants to have their cake and eat it too.

    AoMP3 has shown that there there is a significant and lucrative market for reasonably-priced high-quality non-DRM music. If Big Music could offer a similar service for 25-50c/track I would be there in a heartbeat, and they would get at least $10/month out of me for very little work on their part, without any problem at all.

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