Yahoo Music shutting down its DRM server, customers lose all their paid-for music the next time they crash or upgrade

Yahoo Music just announced that its pulling the plug on its DRM server — that means that as of September 30, everyone who bought Yahoo Music will lose the ability to recover it from backup or transfer it to a new PC. Like I said when MSN Music proposed to do the same thing: “All those years the music industry spent insisting that the only way theyd sell music is with crippling DRM attached managed to totally discredit the idea of buying music at all.”

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