First Amazon “angered music labels by starting a cloud-based music player without their cooperation,” now “Google is doing the same thing,” Claire Cain Miller reports for The New York Times.
“Google plans to introduce its long-awaited cloud music player Tuesday at Google I/O, its developers conference in San Francisco,” Miller reports. “The service, which it calls Music Beta by Google, will let people upload their music collections to the Internet and listen to the songs on Android phones or tablets and on computers.”
MacDailyNews Take: Our Lady of Perpetual Beta strikes again.
Miller reports, “Google does not have licenses from the music labels, even though it has been negotiating with them for months to team up on a cloud service. As a result, users of Google’s service cannot do certain things that would legally require licenses, like sharing songs with friends and buying songs from Google.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’ll wait for the real solution, one that’s likely to be properly licensed and therefore perfectly legal and safe to use, thanks.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]