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Briefly: calendar templates; Scrabble

updated 05:05 pm EST, Wed November 29, 2006

Templates, Scrabble

In brief: Human Software has released 2007 calendar templates for Microsoft's PowerPoint, enabling users to customize a 2007 calendar with images.... BigStockPhoto.com today announced that its photo library now exceeds 700,000 royalty free stock images, and that 80,000 images are added on a monthly basis.... Macgamestore.com today began offering Scrabble for Mac ($20), the classic word spelling game with the ability to play against computer or human opponents.... The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) today announced its call for entries to the second annual Photoshop User Awards -- a worldwide competition exclusively for Adobe Photoshop users.... Primera Technology today announced discounts of up to 21 percent on TuffCoat with WaterShield CD and DVD media, its water- and smear-resistant media with a glossy photo-quality surface.... Russia has agreed with U.S. demands to close down several pirate websites including Allofmp3.com, which served as a hotbed for illegal music traders.




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  1. MagnusDredd

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    allofmp3.com

    allofmp3.com abides by the copyright laws of Russia and DOES pay the RMIS, the Russian equivalent of the RIAA licensing fees.

    By Russian law, royalties are paid to the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society which is a non-profit. Royalties are then distributed to the Music companies by the RMIS, but they have to request payment. The RIAA (or it's member companies) HAS NOT REQUESTED PAYMENT.

    Furthermore there is a system in place to have items removed from a seller's catalog (Like allofmp3). According to allofmp3, none of the RIAA member companies have submitted a request to have anything removed.

    Under these circumstances, it is libelous to refer to them as a "pirate website". While I'm not a lawyer, I'd imagine this article's author, and or this publication may be subject to legal action, provided allofmp3 wanted to push it (which they probably won't).

    It's safer to refer to them as "A**holes", or as being "Afoul of the RIAA". However if their statements and those of the RMIS are true, they are following Russian law to the letter. US Law/RIAA demands do not, and should not Apply to them.

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