Gloomy news for people who did what the RIAA wanted of them, and bought music legally from Microsoft's MSN store, bolstered by the promise of "Plays For Sure": the DRM is being switched off:
In other words, you're going to have to guess what computers you'll be using in the future, and authorise those before the end of summer. Or keep using the same computer forever if you want to be able to play the music you've paid money for.
If we might adapt a metaphor beloved of the RIAA, if filesharing is akin to stealing CDs from a shop, this is on a par with the storekeeper smashing your car's quarterlight and making off with the CDs you'd previously purchased from him.
Microsoft still flog music through the Zune store - you'd have to think twice before buying stuff from a company which just decides it's too much trouble to let you enjoy the products you've paid for, surely?
[Thanks to Michael M]