Walmart reminds you why you should not buy DRM crippleware

by Volker Weber

As the final stage of our transition to a full DRM-free MP3 download store, Walmart will be shutting down our digital rights management system that supports protected songs and albums purchased from our site.

If you have purchased protected WMA music files from our site prior to Feb 2008, we strongly recommend that you back up your songs by burning them to a recordable audio CD. By backing up your songs, you will be able to access them from any personal computer. This change does not impact songs or albums purchased after Feb 2008, as those are DRM-free.

Repeat after me: DRM is bad for the customer.

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[Thanks, Alper]

Comments

[big grin] I was waiting for you to do a "repeat after me" on this one... [/big grin]

Kevan Emmott, 2008-09-28

After a while it becomes obvious, how DRM screws the customer. For every single product. Ain't it so? :-)

Volker Weber, 2008-09-28

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