Monthly Archives: May 2008

Microsoft turns customers into criminals

Microsoft is turning customers into criminals by telling them to back up their music libraries by burning tracks to CDs. They are given no receipts identifying dates, amounts, and titles purchased, so they have no proofs of purchase, in case of any future problems proving they own their tracks. When Microsoft shuts the doors on MSN music all the legitimately purchased tracks will become wasted bits. Unless consumers strip the DRM off the tracks. This act of course is considered copyright infringement by the RIAA and could land so unsuspecting consumers in hot water.

PC World – EFF Slams Microsoft Plan to Dump MSN Music