Digital Rights Management – An Onsite Experience

December 17, 2008

Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans has a Microsoft business client who loves music, and always purchased his music from MSN and Yahoo to name a few vendors. Out of his respect for the ethical implications of copyrighted material, this client paid for the digital rights to play a vast collection of music. Yesterday, the hard drive on this client’s PC crashed requiring a new drive and reinstallation of his operating system, his applications, and his music.
DRM has changed.

After a little research Onsite discovered Yahoo’s DRM (digital rights management) servers no longer exist; however MSN DRM servers will operate until 2011. Yahoo provides their users a credit for downloads at Rhapsody’s DRM-free store. If you are one of many who purchased DRM-crippled music, check with your music vendor if you must reinstall your music. The reasonable thing to expect is fair compensation with refunds or credits for DRM-free downloads. What do you think?

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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