PlaysForSure must have sounded like such a good idea at the time — one DRM key for all your music purchases. Except that now Microsoft is discontinuing PlaysForSure so all five of you who purchased tunes from the MSN Music store with PlaysForSure DRM are soon going to lose your music. For now you’ll still be able listen to the tracks, but you’ve got until August 31 to decide which PCs you’re going to authorize. Once Microsoft kills the license servers you’ll never be able to listen to the music [...]

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