Have you all seen this about Zune? How stupid can microsoft be??http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6120272.stm
The changes to MSN Music do not mean that users will no longer be able to listen to the music they have bought via the store. Users will be able to burn files to a CD for their own use or put them on "compatible players".
I don't understand people buying DRM compressed crap and being restricted.For some people (who are blind) thera are no other choices... PS: This is not an advertisment for free file sharing!
I think the Zune COULD have been a good product but it's DRM'd to the hilt.
A company will look at the Zune and make something better out of it featuring less of the limitations (like that 3 day wifi stuff) or better yet hack it. As said in the talk."Because if you don't do it, someone else will."My fav qoute
Thank the RIAA for this one not Microsoft. RIAA probably had the biggest fit ever when MS announced that their player would have Wi-Fi and the ability to share songs, images, etc.Of course, people are quick to blame MS instead of looking at the player behind the scenes who is really to blame for the user's suffering.
You bring a good point to the discussion. If the RIAA / MPAA had their way, no music or movie would play on a computer at all and they would control all the playback devices. The hardware / software industry has to compromise with the big media conglomerates to even get the content. They are at a disagreement of sorts and the people who suffer are the end users.
Which is why I'm surprised they don't go back to releasing everything on vinyl LPs - most people would be too lazy to try to rip records to their computer or upload them onto the internet.
Anyway, MSN Music is "PlaysForSure" just like the others... so it obviously won't work. I (personally) think Microsoft should have allowed PlaysForSure content on the Zune player... but I understand the whole goal of making it a single universe. Zune Player + Zune Marketplace + Zune Subscription Content