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DRM? Microsoft!?!?


This is the Zune with all its kinks and features.

There is something that is extremely annoying that they keep forgeting to mention, which is DRM. What is DRM you ask. Well it is something I wanted to clear up since it is quite important to your user rights.

DRM limits what you can do with the audio or video that you buy. Basically your renting the audio from the content owners, and you only have the audio for a limited amount of time. You can not transfer the audio to any other machine, and you can not burn it to CD.

I dont want to go into the details of what DRM is, but I just wanted to say how it might affect us. Whats good about iTunes is that once you buy the song its your and you can burn to CD and make transfers if you want. I am all for legally buying audio, since their audio is very high quality. The way DRM is its like your renting audio cds and you can only play in one car, and you cant play it at home. That is just rediculous who rents CDs?!?

This is just an issue that has been getting under my skin, and I hope that the Zune fails miserably because of this issue. I honestly think that the Zune is a cool looking player, but not the way it works. Makes me hate it, and Microsoft even more.

You could see that the product is already having problems from Engadget.