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Ars Technica:

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.


"You will need to obtain a license key for each of your songs downloaded from MSN Music on any new computer, and you must do so before August 31, 2008. If you attempt to transfer your songs to additional computers after August 31, 2008, those songs will not successfully play."

So, some months down the road when you upgrade to a new computer, the songs for which you've paid will refuse to play.

Very nice.

Link via Vox Popoli.


Cafe Alpha

The obvious answer is a class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

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