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Apple's cloud music service is ready to roll

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2011 15:05 User comments (1)

Apple's cloud music service is ready to roll According to sources close to both Apple and Google, it appears Apple has finished preparing its cloud music storage service and will launch it ahead of Google's oft-delayed Google Music.
Using Apple's service, iTunes users can store their songs on a remote server and access them whenever they want, as long as they have an active Internet connection.

There is no timetable for the service, and Apple still hasn't signed any licenses with the major labels.

Last month, Amazon started its CloudDrive without licensing agreements, arguing that user's music was their own, and agreements were not necessary.

The major labels did not agree, and have threatened lawsuits. Apple and Google should expect similar treatment.

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123.4.2011 8:54

This is where the ownership laws on copyright will be really tested.

Does a cloud hoster who hasn't provided any music hold the rights or the user who has provided all the music hold the ownership or lic?

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