Friday, July 25, 2008

Dear John....

This is a letter to you from Yahoo and the recording industry:


The Yahoo! Music Store, along with the ability to purchase and download single songs and albums, will no longer be available as of September 30, 2008.

Songs and albums that were purchased through the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store are protected by a digital rights management system that requires a valid license key before they can be played on your computer.

After the Store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for music purchased from Yahoo! Music Unlimited, and Yahoo! will no longer be able to authorize song playback on additional computers.

After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer's operating system.

We are aware you did the right thing and bought these tracks rather downloading these from a P2P server, but fuck you anyway.

kind regards Yahoo and the RIAA DRM Team


Felix said...

Nicely summarized.

I suppose the upside is that no-one will ever fall for that line of crap again.

Richard said...

Thats why vinyl rules. When you own it, you own it.

BTW, is yours still in storage Mr Grigg?