Windows Media Personal License Migration Service

  TBH1 11:49 11 Jun 2003

A friend of mine has recently recieved an email with an mp3 file attached - from a friend so no worries in receiving it.Ever since then, everytime she attempts to play an mp3 file she gets :-

Welcome to Windows Media Personal License Migration Service.
You have reached this page because you are attempting to do one of the following with content that was copied from CDs:

Restore the content on a computer or operating system that has been upgraded, or
Use existing content on another one of your computers.

If you re-install an operating system or install a completely new operating system on a computer on which you have previously maintained licenses, that computer will appear to be a new, unique computer to this service when you migrate licenses. However, upgrading the operating system will not change the identity of the computer as far as this process is concerned.

Any unauthorized use of the content may be a violation of the law, including U.S. and international copyright laws, and may subject you to civil and criminal prosecution.

If you wish to read our policy page, click the link above. If you want to migrate licenses now, click the Migrate License button. Otherwise, click Cancel.

After clicking the Migrate License button she gets : -

Privacy Statement for Windows Media Personal License Migration Service
Microsoft takes very seriously your concerns about the privacy of your personal information and will protect the privacy of information you provide through Windows Media Personal License Migration Service.

Windows Media Personal License Migration Service
Microsoft worked with music labels, film studios, software developers, and others to develop a suitable policy and service for migrating licenses. The goal of this service is to grant users permission to migrate and move digital media licenses between personal computers and devices for legitimate use. This service allows a limited number of license transactions. Specifically, this service does not permit licenses to exist on more than ten unique computers.

When you migrate your licenses, you are sending some information to Microsoft that uniquely identifies your computer for internal tracking purposes. We store this unique computer identifier in a database and count the number of times you attempt to migrate a license. We do not share this unique computer identifier with any other services, either internal or external to Microsoft.

Contacting Microsoft
If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to these privacy principles, please notify us by e-mail at [email protected] or by postal mail at the following address:

Microsoft Corporation
Attn: Windows Media Rights Manager Service
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052-6399
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

Now, is this anything to worry about - - thanks for any help here

  TBH1 13:01 11 Jun 2003

forgot to mention, she is still able to play her music files

  TBH1 22:06 11 Jun 2003

no takers on this then ??Hate to wop this on another forum - - -

  hugh-265156 22:14 11 Jun 2003

im not so good at explaining but...

open windows media player and click

help/help topics/understanding digital media concepts/understanding licensed files

this will explain all

  TBH1 22:18 11 Jun 2003

thanks mate - -will make a start on that

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