Thursday's Quote Of The Day
From Sony Music’s chairman Martin Bandier, on Amazon’s just-launched Cloud Drive music streaming service, with thanks to Engadget for the heads-up:
This is just another land grab. I can’t make it any plainer than that. It’s really disrespectful, and of course we are considering all of our options.
So let me get this straight; I’m free to buy as much Sony Music-owned content from Amazon as my credit card limit supports (thanks, Sony!), and I’m no longer forced to do so in shiny-plastic-disc album-only form (thanks, Sony!) therefore hopefully freeing me from the specter of potential rootkits (thanks, Sony!). But I can’t take the MP3 files I’d normally download post-purchase to my computer (and subsequently move to my NAS, where I can subsequently stream them to an abundance of LAN- and WAN-located devices of mine) and instead store them on Amazon’s servers…where I can subsequently stream them to an abundance of LAN- and WAN-located devices of mine? That’s disrespectful?
Didn’t the record industry get beyond this ridiculousness when it gave up and dropped DRM for content purchases? I guess not. Sigh.