It’s amazing what has been through over the last year. They’ve been on a wild roller-coaster ride that looks as though it may be ending soon. After they were shut-down and ordered to face a Russian Court, it was determined on August 15th that they operated within the bounds of Russian law and they didn’t infringe on copyright law as they had been accused of. Of course the law in Russia is much different than in other countries, but in this case it really doesn’t matter. With the Russian government giving them the all-clear, they just announced on their blog that “service will be resumed in the foreseeable future.”

The blog announcement is dated August 31st which isn’t for another few days, but it does say that they’re doing their best so that account holders will be able to start ordering music again. For now, the landing page is just a listing of music industry news with no signs of the original site returning. And while they will eventually return, you can bet it’ll only be a matter of time before they face their next obstacle.  The RIAA isn’t one to give-up, especially in this case. Knowing them, they’re probably already planning their next move and are preparing to execute it.

For all you fans, when the site does return, I suggest you enjoy it while you can because you’ll never know when it will be yanked away, again. The longer they’re away, the harder it will be for them to stage a come-back. Many of their users have already turned to other services to get their music, and with the uncertainty of AllofMP3’s future, it’ll be interesting to see how many of their previous loyal users will return.

Source: Reuters