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Author Topic: Another Reason to Hate DRM - Microsoft nuking MSN Music DRM Keys  (Read 2050 times)

J-Mac

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According to this post on Ars Technica, Microsoft is shutting down the music DRM license server for the now-defunct MSN Music service.  Any music you purchased there will now be limited to playing on the particular computer(s) that you have them installed on.  Change your OS (like an XP to Vista upgrade), and it will no longer play. Even though you paid for it.

Somehow I don't think this was the intent of DRM - though I personally hate it passionately.

This is just pointing out how truly sick a concept DRM is...

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Re: Another Reason to Hate DRM - Microsoft nuking MSN Music DRM Keys
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 11:50:11 PM »
How do you spell "music DRM"? Something along the lines of "BROKEN". :(
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Re: Another Reason to Hate DRM - Microsoft nuking MSN Music DRM Keys
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 12:12:27 AM »
Just for fun, here are a few anagrams for "music digital rights management":

Music Gangland Mitigates Mirth!
Tilting Music Hamstring Damage 
Tilt Music? Hamstringing Damage!
Migrating Music? Slight Mandate

The only "DRM" anagram for "digital rights managment" with "damage" in it is:

Damage Rightist Mantling
 
All "DRM" anagrams for "digital rights managment" are:

Damage Rightist Mantling
Damaging Rightist Mantel
Damaging Rightist Mantle
Damaging Relight Mattins
Damaging Rightist Mental
Damaging Right Mentalist
Distant Relighting Magma
Delighting Ratting Mamas

As we can clearly see, even the anagrams are seriously evil! ;)




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