Tagoo Emerging as the Russian Napster?

by admin February 13, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Ever heard of Tagoo.ru?

Until Tuesday, it wasn’t on THREAT LEVEL’s radar. But it appears to be a new site offering virtually any copyrighted music downloads for free. It’s as easy to use as iTunes, minus the credit card. (Soon after this story was posted, the site was periodically crashing because of “too many connections,” according to a warning.)

The site, based in Russia, is on Tuesday’s “hotlist” in the popular social-bookmarking site del.icio.us. The apparent popularity of the music-pilfering site underscores what is already largely known: Russia, like China, is often a haven for intellectual property piracy.

Full story: wired.com