MS WMP 11: very defective by design

I read today about Windows Media Player 11 and how its very defective by design.  Remember kids: DRM’d music is licensed, not bought and so you’re playing by their rules:

WMP 11 “will no longer allow you the privilege of backing up your licenses, they are tied to a single device, and if you lose it, you are really SOL.”  Also, the default for ripping CDs is to DRM the output… and while you have the option to turn that off, the author of the linked article thinks that its just until MS decides to go the next step and remove it some time in the future.

So some simple advice: buy CDs and rip them with Sound Juicer or other similar FOSS program :)


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