@vdk_au: As far as i know is the allofmp3 service legal. It is operated under the law of russia (where it looks like all is legal… ). I would assume that (at least) the cd making companies in us would try to sue the downloaders of allofmp3 in us or to close down allofmp3. But they do it not. Why? Probably because they cannot shut down the server or sue legal downloaders. As far as i know they (allofmp3) give a percentage of the download fee to the russian riaa as a compensation for the artists. Ok, its a very little compensation but you’ve to think about the average russian income (as allofmp3 is an russian company). 50$ for 5 GB is not much for us. But in russia it’s sometimes a month income!
Furthermore: Take me as example. I download a lot from allofmp3, listen to the music and if i don’t like it i throw it away (You can to that if a complete album is about $1). And the few (about 15-20%) albums i like i try to download more of them (or buy them in a store because album is not available at allofmp3). So in average i pay about $5 for a album i like and keep + some albums bought at the store.
@ryansmells: Clicks: I’ve had them in one album and i got after a complaint about it a refund for the whole album. On other albums i think that i hear a very low/silent click but they are so hard to hear that i accept it (at least in my car is in not audible… ;))