MSN Music no longer value for money

  Ellen G 10:07 13 May 2008

I've just discovered (via another magazine) that after August 31st, the tracks I've downloaded from MSN music will only play as long as my computer works. Any reinstall, and I've lost access.

That's not what one pays for. I don't want to keep transferring to an audio CD.

I'm surprised PCA haven't made more of a fuss about this. It's not as if Microsoft are short of money.

Boo hiss.

and, if I'm not mistaken, it was a news article on this site.

I think it's disgusting. It's just another example of how the people that are actually paying for their music are getting a raw deal while those that illegally download it can enjoy it hassle free.

I used to buy all of my music from Napster but in the last month or so I have stopped and only buy it online if I can get it DRM free. I've used exclusively for this as I find their prices fair (70p), most tracks are encoded at 320kbps in MP3 format and they have had a surprising amount of the music that I've searched for.

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