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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:33

Apple's iCloud could be the biggest copyright trap in history

Written by Nick Farell
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The music industry will know everything about you
One of the stranger services that Apple's iCloud is offering is Music Match. For $24.99 per year, it will scan your machine and mimic all of the user’s music files onto Apple’s new data centre.

The music industry's reaction to the move was swift. It said that it effectively would legalise all the pirated copies you owned.

But as Between the Numbers points out, Apple fanboys are allowing Apple the right to scan their system and store the personally identifiable results on Apple’s servers. If you bought a dodgy MP3 and share it, Apple will know who shared their copy and whose copy is illegal and could pass this information on to the RIAA or other music watchdogs who would sue users into a coma.

Many believe that Apple wouldn't do such an evil thing because they are a force of light in a troubled world. But as Apple is one of the biggest music retailers in the world, it is not going to want to protect pirates.

It could be that Apple has compiled an all you can eat buffet of data for the RIAA.


Nick Farell

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+22 #1 The blue fox 2011-06-22 13:10
If people are to cheap to pay for there music then why would they pay 24.99 to have the music on there computer legalized and alow apple to watch them.
 
 
+20 #2 123s 2011-06-22 13:47
Because of the magic !
 
 
+29 #3 SlickR 2011-06-22 13:51
Apple sucks, cloud computing sucks. Yeah lets all not buy cheap ass $50 dollar 1TB hard drives, but pay $25 per month to store all out private data on some1 Else's computer. Sound logical right?

I mean apart from being an online games data base where you play from the cloud or sort of a movie database where you watch movies for $25 a month cloud sucks for everything else.
 
 
+14 #4 fingerbob69 2011-06-22 14:41
Beware the (i)Cloud!

Give it a few years and the cpu will be abolished ...all that will be in your box-o-tricks is a gpu to process the image. All the software from your OS, spreadsheet/word type and games will be in the cloud and you will be paying THEM to use it ...upfront and monthly. Your information will become their information and you will be paying monthly to rent it back. No connection? Not paid your subscription? Tough...adios! You've ceased to exsist mate! More to the point, without payment and/or the squeaky clean credit certified means to pay ....you won't ever have exsisted!
 
 
+11 #5 darkpulse 2011-06-22 15:09
Quote:
Many believe that Apple wouldn't do such an evil thing because they are a force of light in a troubled world.


Oh my! Thats a huge claim to make! :lol:

anyways, i guess that will be the problem of people who are following apple, not me for sure. :-*
 
 
+3 #6 ddd 2011-06-22 23:58
Quoting fingerbob69:
Give it a few years and the cpu will be abolished... all that will be in your box-o-tricks is a gpu to process the image.


HAHAHA :D
Hahahahahaha :D

How will GPU be driven then?
 
 
+3 #7 yourma2000 2011-06-23 00:46
I don't think Apple really give a [censored] about you aslong as they get your money
 

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