Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bookmarks - Internet stuff: Cloud music

Thanks to Michael M for the link to New Scientist's exploration of music-in-the-cloud, it's glorious opportunity and the potential downside:

Corynne McSherry, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-rights pressure group in San Francisco, sounds a note of caution over cloud music services. She believes licensing problems like those with Yahoo will be difficult to overcome. "Downloading the MP3, having the actual file, gives you more control over how you use the music," she says.

Ho thinks that while some people will continue to want to own recordings, the culture of music ownership could eventually die out. "You might have a next generation of people who say: 'I don't want to bother with having my own collection of music.' I don't know when that date will come."