Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amazon: Don't Even Think About Suing Us

In a letter to record labels, Amazon.com made it pretty clear where they stand on getting music licenses: 
Cloud Player is a media management and play-back application not unlike Windows Media Player and any number of other media management applications that let customers manage and play their music. It requires a license from content owners no more than those applications do. It really is that simple.
Nothing to see here. Move along, RIAA.

The full text of the letter is here.

Meanwhile, I haven't used the Cloud Player since its first day, mostly because I can't seamlessly buy and load to it from work, which is when I do most of my listening.