CNET has been grilling labels on the latest rumours of a cloud-based iTunes service, and concludes that months of licensing negotiations lie in wait. The article says Apple has “engaged in discussions” with major labels about some of its plans, but that it doesn’t have any licences sewn up. “In the viewpoint of some at the major labels, Apple could enable iTunes users to stream songs from a home computer to other gadgets without requiring new negotiation, but for Apple to stream music from its own servers to computers and related devices, Apple CEO Steve Jobs would be required to cut a new deal.” CNET’s sources also say the labels would fight hard against any attempt by Apple to launch without these new deals, as some startups have in recent months.

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