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Cloud Music Storage Services Protected by the DMCA “Safe Harbors”

This is big:

In a potentially highly damaging day for the US content industries, the New York District Court has ruled that digital music ‘cloud’ lockers don’t need licences from record labels to store recorded music and that the operators of digital locker services are protected by the ‘safe harbour’ provisions of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, something that will bring cheer to both Amazon and Google who launched their cloud storage services without licences from record labels or music publishers.

Read more over at the 1709 Blog.