> I agree with you both. I also want to own the music. The problem is I
> struggle to justify that position other than on sound quality grounds.
> If I could load all my FLAC files into the cloud and stream them in all
> their pristine quality to whatever player I wanted wherever and whenever
> I wanted then I suspect that is what I would do. I might even pay £10 a
> month for the ability to do it.
> No costly servers to keep powered up. No need to do back ups (OK, fair
> enough, no way am I trusting a 'cloud' provider to guarantee not to lose
> my stuff) or worry about hard drive failures.
> See where I'm going?
> What is the difference between that and 'renting'? When I sit and select
> an album on my SB+ do I care which NAS it is coming from? So equally I
> wouldn't care if it came from Cloud Storage. Where is the line then that
> would stop me (and you guys) wanting a Lossless Spotify?
> IF Spotify or similar were lossless and had 'enough' content depth how
> do I justify my strange need to 'own' the music? Even though I know I
> need to own it, I don't really understand why.,,,,,
.. Because you own the actual file it could be a family heirloom and
transcoded to new lossles formats forever for generations :)
No time limit , I think this is an aspect that the music industry don't
like, kiddie could just copy mom and dad's collection for a starter kit
in music !
And the also want to prolong the copyright times so that it last longer
before getting into public domain .
I would like to see the opposite the artist ( and record companies )
from the 60's and 70's have already got everything they ever expected
out of their content .
If [ insert online service ] fold tomorrow , your " collection" and
carefully crafted playlist are gone .
And keeping stuff online means some privacy invasion , and it probably
will get worse . Can you store whatever you want ? Is there or will
there ever be a cloud service that just treats your storage as an
encrypted blob of data that only you can access ?
And if the content is in the cloud it will get "managed" and censored in
some fashion, basically someone else is in controll .
I have to worry more than Gary as I think my porridge drooling days are
one or two decades further in th future ;-)
( just a guess as Gary seem to have been on concerts venues when I was
on my first set of teeths ).
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