Amazons Cloud Drive Irk Record labels

first_imgA day before Amazon launched its Cloud Drive online music locker, rumors resurface about Apple’s plan to revamp MobileMe with a similar feature. Apple would have offered up online music sooner, the rumor goes, only it was attempting to square some deals with major label record companies (similar rumors have surrounded the launch of a music service from Google). Amazon, apparently, did bother with any such safeguards.According to reports from record industry insiders, the company opted to just go ahead with Cloud Drive, letting labels know as late as March 24th (just days before the service was launched) about its plans. Now the record companies are taking a close look at the service to determine whether Amazon is breaking copyright law or licensing agreements,AdChoices广告The labels are reportedly biding their time, waiting to see how Amazon amends the situation. The site apparently told the labels it planned on negotiating licenses during its prelaunch meetings.last_img read more