Pirating Site: Audiomaxx.com Shuts Down…Finally…

Category: News,Reggae

audiomaxx-busted_finallyHooray! Finally, the site called Audiomaxx has been raided, arrests been made, and shut down. For how long? I have no idea, but let’s hope forever. This site has been around for a long time and has been known to sell massive amounts of pirated material. Meaning, they sell CD’s and DVD’s by tons of hard working artists and make a grip of money without giving any of that money to the folks that created the goods in the first place. I heard the news yesterday evening and wanted to make sure to spread the word. I’ve never been a fan of that site and always hoped that it would be shut down. Instead of focusing efforts on individuals that download music and movies and never make a profit, authorities should spend their time on sites like Audiomaxx that are the true pirates. There’s a ton more information on this bust HERE and HERE.

Many artists and D.J.’s were very outspoken about hating this site, as well as many of the groups that actually rip music to create mp3’s. Nobody likes people making money off pirating….except probably the people that are lame enough to do it.


*Note: Audiomaxx specialized in ripping off reggae artists.


3 Comments so far

  1. Anton May 23rd, 2008 12:11 pm

    This is BS. You don’t know what you are talking about! Audiomaxx never sold any copied copyrighted CD and DVD and nobody was arrested!

  2. zOnk.oNe May 23rd, 2008 10:19 pm

    People were arrested. Charges are still up in the air. Audiomaxx has been named for many years for using pirated material.
    The fact that proper convictions will probably never happen is not a reflection on whether or not Audiomaxx ran a ‘legitamate’ business, as much as it is more proof that authorities remain incompetent in their dealings.
    Anton, please provide any evidence you have that I “don’t know what I’m talking about” and that “Audiomaxx never sold any copied copyrighted CD and DVD(‘s)”.
    Bootlegging DJ mixes and ‘independent’ artists’ works is still bootlegging. Just because a major record label isn’t being ripped off doesn’t mean that nobody is.

    *Thanks for the comment though.

  3. A. R. Tillery May 19th, 2010 2:17 pm

    First of all the record companies make most of the money. Some people might feel it more fit to send the artist money direct. Then again don’t listen to the garbage pumped out by mainstream radio. I personally like the Creative Commons artist the most because you can “try before you buy”. Most of these artists FREELY give away their music for download and torrent but encourage people to see them in concert and buy hard-copy cd’s from them directly. Jamendo.com is a good place to start.

    Last and not least: IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING NICE DON”T SAY NOTHING AT ALL. Last thing we need is more whining on the internet.

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