Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 17:34 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Multimedia, AV With every major online digital music vendor slowly but surely abolishing digital rights management, you might wonder how much sense it makes to launch a music service that locks tracks to the devices they're downloaded to. Still, this is exactly what Microsoft has done with its recent launch of its UK Mobile Music store. To make matters worse, there's a whole boatload of other weird decisions regarding this new service that makes you wonder if Microsoft UK has been in contact with anyone outside of its own main office building for, say, the past 5 years.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I apologize if I misunderstood you, due to the language barrier, but your post doesn't make much sense.

The purpose of DRM is to prevent piracy. Ie, if it has DRM, its supposed to be piracy proof. If you want to pirate the song, you must first remove the DRM ( which is very possible).

Plus, the choice isn't just between legal DRM music, and illegal DRM free pirated music. As others have mentioned here, both iTunes and Amazon both sell legal music that does not have DRM cheaper than this new store.

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