Tuesday, September 9, 2008
DRM still sucks, Yahoo Music
On July 23rd when Yahoo emailed its costemers that starting on this coming september 30th the DRM music would no longer be avaliable for downloads. Also, the article (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080724-drm-still-sucks-yahoo-music-going-dark-taking-keys-with-it.html) states that if a user transfers to a new computer, the already owned tracks will not be able to play on the new computer. SO essentialy, Yahoo is taking away something the consumer already technically owns. To me this is comparable to buying a television at your local electronic store, then having the company come take the tv away a year later, for no reason, without a refund of any sort. By putting more limitations and less acess to legal drm music downloads and the relativly small percentage of people who download 100 percent legaly, more and more are turning to illegal downloads, which is hurting the profit of the music industy way more then making cheap legal downloads avaliable to the increasingly technology proficient high school and college aged kids. To be fair, even though yahoo drm will be shutting down, the four major music download companies will remain with little roadblcoks.