I hate DRM.
There are a lot of good reasons to hate it. For one, when it just doesnít work. I bought a single for my daughter over the weekend. The purchase went through easy enough, at least they had NO problem billing my credit card, but the song will not play. It gives me some cryptic license error. Of course when I click on the link for more information it sends me to another error page. This page says it canít find any info about the other error.
I tried to restore my license, but it gives me a different error. I tried to play my previously purchased DRM music (I have not tried this for over 1 year) Ė nope another error. I boot up my older machine, the one that I used to purchase those albums, (so it was known to at least work at some point in time) - same error. Ok, what is a consumer supposed to do at this point? Since it is Microsoft DRM and the songs were purchased from different music stores I donít have a single point of contact. This kind of thing just doesnít happen with CDís, or MP3s for that matter.
Why should we put up with it? Your entire CD collection doesnít just decide one day to say; ďWell Iím not really sure you paid for me anymore Ė because I either canít connect to my network masters, or I lost your license, or I corrupted it or something. So Iím just not going to play your music just to be safe. How about a nice game of solitare instead?Ē