Amazon.com beat Apple and Google in the race to the cloud, but along the way it may also have jumped the gun a bit.
Amazon launched a much-anticipated digital music locker service that lets people store their music on the Web and then listen to their collections on computers with a Web browser or on Android devices. Consumers can store their digital songs, videos, photos, documents, and music. In addition, Amazon also rolled out the Cloud Player, which enables people to play the songs they uploaded to Cloud Drive.
However, what the company didn't do was license the rights to do this from the major Hollywood film studios and top record companies. Certainly, many from the film and music camps believe that without obtaining the proper permission, Amazon's new service violates their legal rights, multiple sources from the entertainment sector told CNET.
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