They are not deleting the keys.
The license keys do not expire.
They stopped the service in 2006, (with some thanks to Real)
Everyone has had plenty of time to record the tracks to CD.
For all the music I bought from MSN,
it was advised to burn to CD and repeated with links
on how to burn the tracks purchased.
So I did, and can play anywhere an audio CD plays.
These were the rights (more liberal than others)
Use the tracks downloaded from MSN Music on five authorized computers.
Export the tracks for personal use to compatible portable digital
Burn tracks and playlists to CD solely for personal, non commercial use.
I was very happy with the service.
So if anyone wants to keep DRM (why?)
they need to get the licenses for their 5 computers before August.
"john" <john@xxxxxx> wrote in message
| MSN Music To Delete DRM Keys - Say Goodbye To Your Music
| "Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN
| store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit
| which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up
| to the music they paid for. Why? Because Microsoft has decided that
| done supporting the service and will be turning off the MSN Music
| servers by the end of this summer."
| just another "screw you" from Microsoft