Okay so I've read into everything but I'm still confused about a couple things. 1) This doesn't back up your files it just allows you to play them from other devices, correct? 2) I've bought A LOT of CD's and uploaded them at Apple Lossless quality...does this take them to the iCloud at 256kbps? Since I technically ripped them. 3) If I pay $25 to upload my ripped files to iCloud do I only get to access them for a year? Until I repay another $25 for the next year. Or is it $25 everytime you upload ripped music that is unrecognized to the iCloud? 4) Say people download pirated music and pay $25 to put them onto the iCloud...could they get in trouble by the RIAA? Will it up pirated music to 256kbps? 5) I have music from my band and demos and remixes from other bands that won't be recognizable by iTunes...will that $25 convert those? I've been on many forums and haven't found answers to those questions. I'm an audio freak so I don't want my Apple Lossless/320kbps to be downsized to 256kbps if I'm paying for it.