Will record labels control digital-music lockers?

27 10 2008

October 22, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
Posted by Greg Sandoval

A fitting anthem for Michael Robertson these days would be The Rolling Stones’ hit, Get Off of My Cloud.

For nearly a decade, Robertson, the often controversial cofounder of MP3.com and Linspire, has toiled to store music in the cloud, the term used to describe the seemingly limitless amount of data and services accessible with a Web browser. But in the past, Robertson’s efforts have led him into epic legal battles with the music industry. That’s where he finds himself once again. In November, EMI filed a copyright suit against him and his music service, MP3tunes.com.




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