The controversial Russian music download site allofmp3.com has closed.
The service, which sold songs at a fraction of the cost of other sites, claimed to be the second biggest seller of music downloads after iTunes.
It was the subject of countless lawsuits from UK and US record labels that claimed it violated copyright law.
The site's owners, MediaServices, maintained the site was legal under Russian law and has subsequently set up a new service called mp3Sparks.com.
The closure of the original site has been welcomed by the record industry.
Funnily enough, I noticed this the other day as I went there to donwload a song. Im well gutted by this, the management of the music industry are absolute greedy tossers imho!
Its when they do thing like this that make me only ever buy an album to support a favourite artist, the rest they can go to hell with, ill download them for free! BBC News Report