News Brief: Apple iCloud Leaks, New Major Sony Hack, CNet Lawsuit, MobileRoadie, Rightsflow & More
Apple is reportedly giving $100 - $150 million in total advances to the major labels to launch iCloud. Apple will charge $25 a year for the locker with free trials for iTune's buyers and sell ads on the service. More leaked iCloud details here.
- Hackers LulzSec made good on its promise to attack Sony by compromising the personal information of 1 million users of SonyPictures.com. (PCWorld) Even before this incident the last 44 days of hacks cost Sony at least $171 million. (Atlantic)
- ‘Massive’ music and movie copyright lawsuit against CNET shrivels. (Wired)
- Pitchfork's former Managing Editor, Mark Richardson, has been named its new Editor-in-Chief, succeeding Scott Plagenhoef.
- Music app maker Mobile Roadie is discontinuing support for its Blackberry app.
- RightsFlow will be handling the licensing for Qello, a new cloud based multi-platform digital syndication service with a large catalog of HD concert films ranging from The Rolling Stones to Eminem.
- RIAA Says There's No Value In The Public Domain. (Techdirt)
- United Nations Says Disconnecting File-Sharers Breaches Human Rights (TorrentFreak)
- These Cheap Online Music Stores Make iTunes Look Like A Joke (Business Insider)