With companies increasingly offering different forms of media via streaming and on-demand services, Lance Ulanoff at PCMag questions whether this is the end of content ownership.

With companies increasingly offering different forms of media via streaming and on-demand services, Lance Ulanoff questions whether this is the end of content ownership. Amazon has the music streaming Cloud Player, Google’s new Android Music 3.0 player includes a cloud-based music service, Apple is planning iTunes streaming, Netflix can stream movies and TV shows to more than 50 different devices, and book-streaming site 24symbols is about to be launched.

This shows a definite shift away from owning a home library of CDs, books and DVDs, in favor of being able to access a much larger digital library at any time and from anywhere, using a variety of different Internet-enabled devices. As Ulanoff puts it:

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