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Microsoft to close MSN DRM servers at end of August; customers have choices to make

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DOWN WITH DRMIf you’ve bought your music from MSN’s music store, you have until August 31st to enjoy it before Microsoft turns off its DRM servers. You’ll have to make sure you have license files for all your songs on the computer and devices you want to play them on, because without the servers, you can’t authorize your content.

What really sucks is that you’re only allowed up to five of these devices, and the licenses can’t be transferred to different machines.

It’s good that MSN has decided to abandon dreaded DRM, but it sucks that its customers are going to be left in this lurch.

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