Another example of DRM being hurtful

The Free Software Foundation’s Defective by Design is reporting that MSN Music is shutting down, leaving anyone who bought music legally left with music they can no longer listen to.  This will have two outcomes and neither of which is what the music labels really want.  Some people will decide they got left holding the bomb with one second left for doing the right thing and paying for music.  They will decide to download music without paying from now on.  They will reason that if they ever buy music again they won’t know if it will cease working.  Or they will being to take note of places like Amie Street and that sell DRM-free music.

Tsk, Tsk Microsoft!