MSN Music To Delete DRM Keys - Say Goodbye To Your Music

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by john, May 2, 2008.

  1. john

    john Guest

    MSN Music To Delete DRM Keys - Say Goodbye To Your Music
    "Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN Music
    store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit to
    which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up access
    to the music they paid for. Why? Because Microsoft has decided that it's
    done supporting the service and will be turning off the MSN Music license
    servers by the end of this summer."

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/pos...dux-microsoft-to-nuke-msn-music-drm-keys.html

    just another "screw you" from Microsoft
     
    john, May 2, 2008
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    xfile Guest

    A few years back, I bought an eBook from Amazon, and later found out, I no
    longer could open it due to the new DRM implemented by Adobe (admittedly,
    it's a reference book so I rarely use it). To make a long story short,
    Amazon eventually refunded the cost of the book and earned my trust again.
    I wonder what would happen to those who purchased music from MSN Music
    Store.
     
    xfile, May 2, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    You can burn these MSN Music files to a CD, then re-rip them without the
    DRM. You can then play the music anywhere.
     
    Gary Mount, May 2, 2008
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    xfile Guest

    That's a good solution but I don't know if they can use that CD. In my
    case, I simply couldn't open the file. And don't know if re-ripping will
    violate the DRM. In any case, that seems to be a good solution.
     
    xfile, May 2, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    I learned about doing this while listening to a pod cast (
    http://twit.tv/ww56 ) from Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott.
     
    Gary Mount, May 2, 2008
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    mae Guest

    They are not deleting the keys.
    The license keys do not expire.
    They stopped the service in 2006, (with some thanks to Real)
    Everyone has had plenty of time to record the tracks to CD.

    For all the music I bought from MSN,
    it was advised to burn to CD and repeated with links
    on how to burn the tracks purchased.
    So I did, and can play anywhere an audio CD plays.

    These were the rights (more liberal than others)
    Use the tracks downloaded from MSN Music on five authorized computers.
    Export the tracks for personal use to compatible portable digital
    players.
    Burn tracks and playlists to CD solely for personal, non commercial use.

    I was very happy with the service.
    So if anyone wants to keep DRM (why?)
    they need to get the licenses for their 5 computers before August.

    mae

    | MSN Music To Delete DRM Keys - Say Goodbye To Your Music
    | "Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN
    Music
    | store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit
    to
    | which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up
    access
    | to the music they paid for. Why? Because Microsoft has decided that
    it's
    | done supporting the service and will be turning off the MSN Music
    license
    | servers by the end of this summer."
    |
    |
    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/pos...dux-microsoft-to-nuke-msn-music-drm-keys.html
    |
    | just another "screw you" from Microsoft
    |
    |
     
    mae, May 2, 2008
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    smbdymf Guest

    Burn the items to a cd and rip them back off of the cd. DRM is gone.
     
    smbdymf, May 2, 2008
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    xfile Guest

    Thanks for sharing :)


     
    xfile, May 2, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Jun 21, 2008
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