GoMusic


GoMusic

GoMusic is a Russian music download site. The site offers a variety of music, including special collections, as well as audiobooks in both Russian and English. Songs are priced per song, with prices averaging 15 cents; audiobooks range from around $2.95 through $5.00 USD.

The site provides songs in MP3 format. The songs lack any digital rights management and thus are compatible with any MP3 player including the popular iPod, Zune, and Creative Zen.

GoMusic user's can purchase and download an entire album or list of songs in one click. According to the Terms of Use [ [http://www.gomusic.ru/information.aspx Terms of Use] , Section 4.3] , a purchased song may be downloaded only once. The Archive feature allows for a second download of a song. If the second download is not sufficient, a song may also be repurchased.

Information other than the music catalog which is available to site visitors is quite sparse, with only the Terms of Service, the Copyright information and a form for support requests.

According to the site's Copyright Agreement, the site is legal, at least in Russia, in accordance with the "Noncommercial Partnership "Federation of Authors and Rightsholders for Collective Management of Copyright in Interactive Regime." [ [http://www.gomusic.ru/copyrights.aspx Copyright Agreement] , www.gomusic.ru] However, similar to AllOfMP3.com, the legality of the site is questionable. The argument over whether MP3 download sites in Russia is legal continues, with viewpoints from both sides. [Rindlesbach, Morgan. [http://www.hardnewscafe.usu.edu/archive/dec2006/121306_15cents.html "Fifteen cents a song -- is it too good to be true?"] , "Hard News Cafe Utah State University," December 15, 2006]

Links

* [http://www.gomusic.ru/ Official site]
* [http://www.gomusic.ru/information.aspx Terms of Service]
* [http://www.gomusic.ru/set-lang.aspx?lang=ru&ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx Russian Version]

References


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