Google Follows Amazon's Lead: Launching Music Locker, But Ignoring RIAA Demands For Licenses
from the good-move dept
So it should come as little surprise that Google is, indeed, moving forward with its music locker launch, and doing so without label approval. It sounds like the offering will be similar to Amazon's, but with (significantly) more free storage.
The real question is how the labels will react. With Amazon, there was definitely some complaining and fretting and talk about how "something" had to be done, but none of the labels seemed willing to step up and sue. But with Google entering the market as well, and Apple likely to follow soon as well, you have to think that some label is going to take a flier on a lawsuit just to register the protest. Of course, in the meantime, I imagine everyone will be continuing to pay attention to the one current lawsuit in this space: EMI's suit against MP3Tunes, for which we should (finally?) be hearing some sort of decision before too long.