Does Feargal Sharkey give away a little about the Apple Cloud music service?
As usual I have some issues with Feargal Sharkey's position... He seems to say that innovation needs to start from a blank sheet of paper. I doubt that anything created in the last thousand years has started from a truly blank sheet of paper. We build on what has gone before.
Show me a successful song written by someone with no musical influences using instruments they have made and learnt to play themselves and I will eat my hat.
Innovation is about taking what is known and doing it better. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Good artists copy, great artists steal. These phrases need to be at the heart of IP law.