March 30, according to media reports, Amazon launched a new service that allows users to store songs and play these songs in a variety of mobile phones and computers. This service is facing strong opposition from the music industry and may lead to legal disputes.
Amazon released the “Cloud Drive” service on Tuesday, allowing users free of charge stored about 1,000 songs on the server in the Amazon, do not own the songs stored on the hard disk. The user can directly play these songs through Internet Browser and Android mobile phone.
Sony Music Company spokesman Liz Young said, Sony Music felt uneasy to Amazon launched this service that has not signed the new music streaming license. Young said that, we hope they will reach a new license agreement. However, we reserve all our legal options.
According to people familiar with the negotiations, the record company got the notice about these programs last week. It’s too late to solve the license problems through negotiation.
Record industry official who said that some of Amazon’s actions shocking, and noted that some of the media industry said this Amazon’s service may be illegal.
Because these negotiations are not open, the official does not want to disclose his identity. He said, I have never seen a company like this size when releasing press and launching a service while they are trying to obtain a license.