Are You A Music Thief?

Amazon has introduced a new cloud hosting model for your music. But music industry executives believe that if you use it, then it will make you a music thief.

We’ve been down this road before.

If you remember Napster, then you remember that the music industry won that case. Music owners could not share their music with each other for free by transferring the files to the Internet. Agree or disagree, at least there is a modicum of common sense to the court’s ruling in that case. But to tell owners of music that they can’t make backup copies of music they’ve purchased for their own personal use, now that crosses a line.

Amazon’s cloud hosting solution is designed to allow music owners a way to save their already purchased music and store it for future use. They will be able to then enjoy that music no matter where they are. The music industry doesn’t like it.

The RIAA would rather force you to purchase every song you want to listen to in multiple formats.

I applaud Amazon’s new cloud host for music. It’s not a music sharing site. It’s a music hosting site. You would think that music industry execs would say, “Cool. Now you can buy our music and be confident that it will never fade away.” Nope, they’d rather call you a thief.