Friday, 25 July 2008

In Passing

Poof! No more music!


Dog days of Summer, must be time for another DRM system to go titsup:

Yahoo e-mailed its Yahoo! Music Store customers yesterday, telling them it will be closing for good—and the company will take its DRM license key servers offline on September 30, 2008...

If you think this sounds familiar, it's because this happened earlier this year with MSN Music, although Microsoft has since relented and will keep the DRM authorization servers up and running through 2011.

Once the Yahoo store goes down and the key servers go offline, existing tracks cannot be authorized to play on new computers...

Is there anyone left out there who doesn’t understand that buying DRM-restricted content means you’re betting your collection on the continued success of somebody’s business model?

Elsewhere:

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