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by Mike Masnick




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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    greyst1crash, 20 Oct 2006 @ 8:19am

    Are you serious?

    High pricing causes people to look for other ways to get it. Look at DRM; the more stupid copy protection corporations try to put on music/video, the more people will come up with programs to strip it. If it wasn't for streaming music, or the vast catalogues that exists on sites like allofmp3.com, I would never have even heard of, let alone bought the music of certain artists. If I like an arist, I'll try to go and see them in concert when they come around. This is where musicians make their money, not from selling cd's. It's these new ways of finding artists and music on the internet that will prevent people like 'Jessica and Britney' from being the only thing heard.

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