BetaNews | Microsoft to end support for MSN Music DRM

Again, I have been bitten by DRM. I have stopped buying DRM, and now I have more songs I have to go re-download to replace the DRMed files and not pay for it as I already did.

Microsoft to end support for MSN Music DRM

By Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews

April 23, 2008, 3:09 PM

As of August 31 of this year, Microsoft’s “Plays for Sure” technology — once codenamed Janus — will no longer play for sure — unless, that is, users play back the tunes on the same computers and OS forever.

In a move that’s come under concerted attack by users ranging from anti-DRM music bloggers to Linux fans, Microsoft has disclosed plans to stop providing authorization keys for songs downloaded from the old MSN Music service

BetaNews | Microsoft to end support for MSN Music DRM

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