p2pnet news | DRM:- Yesterday, “Nine point nine, nine, nine times out of ten, when you read ‘music subscription,’ what you’re not seeing is: stop paying the monthly (or whatever) fee and your library of sounds irretrievably disappears into the sunset.,” p2pnet posted. “But here’s a subscription service where you actually get to keep the music! And it’s free, as long as you buy a particular brand of cellphone.”
Can you say DRM? And can you say ‘extras’?
Although your music is still playable when your ‘subscription’ ends, “to acquire more music you’ll need to purchase a whole new device!” – says CNET News.
“This is because the subscription is between Nokia and Universal, not the record label and the consumer. Not only that, but in order to put those downloads on a consumer-friendly CD you’ll need to pay additional fees for every single blinkin’ track.”
AND —- “none of these downloads will be transcodable into other formats thanks to the DRM, so be prepared for a hard time listening to your ‘free’ music on your favourite MP3 player or in the car,” says the story.
How does that saying go?
If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t.
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