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A Case Study In DRM Music

11/03/06 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Copyright

Link: http://news.com.com/MSN+Music+presses+mute+on+downloads/2100-1027_3-6132201.html

The summary of the story is that Microsoft is discontinuing their old MSN Music store, and the DRM'd files it sold are not compatible with anything else. While the story quotes Microsoft saying that tracks could be burned to CD in this case, I've seen more than a few music sites that don't permit CD burning that meaning you're locked into the format and can use only compliant players: reckon they'll be supported indefinitely?

BoingBoing has a reference to this piece too.


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