Say goodbye to your music: Microsoft to kill DRM serversMikey 6 comments
If you haven't yet been afflicted with the evil uncertainty that is DRM, your time may have come. Customers who purchased music through Microsoft's now discontinued music store will be faced with an inconvenient decision. By August 31 2008 Microsoft will be pulling the plug on it's music license servers.
This means you can actually happily play your music forever, but only on the same computer you originally purchased it on. But you can transfer the music to a new computer before August 31 - if you can afford to do that. The problem here is not everyone can afford to get a new computer before the deadline just to transfer their legitimately purchased music, and after that time it will be too late. Thanks DRM!
It's a sad reminder of the evils of DRM and just how little control honest users actually have over stuff they have legally purchased.