Russia has agreed to shut down Allofmp3.com as part of a general crack down on websites offering illegal downloads. The move is in response to intimations by the US that it would delay Russia's entry into the WTO unless more was done against piracy.
Allofmp3.com counters that it is fully compliant with Russian copyright law and pays royalties via a Russian organisation. The US does not recognise the organisation in question saying that it does not have the consent of copyright holders.
The US claims that Russia has agreed to "investigate and prosecute companies that illegally distribute copyright works on the Internet." However a spokesperson could not confirm how long the agreement gives Russia to act.