Music filesharing site MP3Skull is being sued by all of the major labels, in a lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida that describes the site’s scale of infringement as “enormous”. The site has been going since September 2010, and is thought to be based within the Russian Federation, with the lawsuit making some claims about its lucrativeness. 

Independent studies estimate that MP3Skull attracts roughly one million unique visitors from the United States each month,” it claims, suggesting that Americans account for around 17% of the site’s global traffic. MP3Skull is already one of the filesharing sites blocked in the UK by ISPs after a high court order, but elsewhere it remains one of the most popular sites for accessing music illegally: last year we noted that it was often the top unlicensed result in Google’s search results when looking for music (Bulletin, 14-Jul-14).

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