PRS unsure about iTunes Match

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by roadbloc, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    PRS for Music chief executive Robert Ashcroft has warned collection societies could experience an 80% drop in online licensing revenue if unlicensed material were to be admitted into a registered locker service and then legitimized.

    http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?storycode=1045712

    I 100% agree with the concerns and I don't think iTunes Match should be allowed. I was hoping Apple would have a competitor to Spotify or Amazon's cloud service at WWDC, not just give pirates the ability to have their illegitimate music even more easily accessible.
     
  2. mscriv macrumors 601

    mscriv

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    I hear what you are saying, but what do you think can or should be done about it? We can't halt technical progress or services just because those products and services can be abused by people with ill intent. Are you going to hold Apple (or any other company with a similar product/service) accountable for the dishonest people who abuse it?
     

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