Music Licensing Kerfuffles

“We are disappointed that the locker service that Amazon is proposing is unlicensed by Sony Music,” a Sony spokesperson said in a statement to Billboard.biz.

Amazon Director of Music Craig Pape told Billboard.biz in response: “We don’t believe we need licenses to store the customers’ files. We look at it the same way as if someone bought an external hard drive and copy files on there for backup.”

Harrumph.