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MP3tunes case could kill ‘celestial jukebox’

Major labels took a dent in their case against MP3tunes founder, Michael Robertson, with New York District Judge William H. Pauley III ordering the label’s copyright infringement suit against Michael Robertson dismissed.

The judge also elected that the label case against MP3tunes and its personal music lockers should proceed in his New York court.

What’s really important about this case – crucial, really – is that it will determine levels of digital fair use, and, hopefully, define a liberal stance in which consumers can protect themselves against format change by legally hosting music in a format which can be re-rendered for different technologies. Continue reading

Cloud settles around iTunes

It’s pretty clear there’s a huge degree of interest in personal music collections held in the cloud – news of the KavaTunes iTunes web jukebox attracted a lot of interest. Now, the latest entrant into the music cloud has revealed itself, and the name is GravityZoo.
GravityZoo has begun private beta testing of MediaZoo, its cloud-based music library and player, which works without a web browser.
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