TECHCRUNCH on the new iTunes Match service: "So Apple’s basically betting you’ll pay $25 a year to legalize all your content, and for the convenience of having it with you everywhere.Guess that’s better than losing the $25 you weren’t paying Apple before." →
But what’s to prevent Apple, I wonder, from letting the record companies know about the content you’ve uploaded to the “cloud” that wasn’t legally obtained in the first place? Or, for that matter, what’s to prevent the record companies from forcing Apple to share that information?
Won’t it depend on Apple’s licensing with the record companies? For all we know, Apple paid double with a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” stipulation on who uploads what.