De Yahoo Music Store stopt ermee

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De Yahoo Music Store stopt ermee

De online muziekwinkel van Yahoo gaat ermee stoppen. Klanten die met drm beveiligde nummers hebben gekocht, kunnen tot 30 september de liedjes veilig stellen. Zo is ondermeer te lezen op Readwriteweb & Ars Technica.

Met het offline halen van het licentiesystemen zadelt Yahoo alle gebruikers wel op met een probleem: De gekochte muziek is niet meer te luisteren op andere plaatsen dan waar het bestand gedownload is.

Het advies van Yahoo is om de muziek op cd te branden en op die manier te verplaatsen naar een andere pc, hetgeen wel kwaliteitsverlies oplevert en erg veel werk is als er massaal legaal muziek is gedownload.

Alle gebruikers kregen onderstaande e-mail toegestuurd:

The Yahoo! Music Store, along with the ability to purchase and download single songs and albums, will no longer be available as of September 30, 2008.

Songs and albums that were purchased through the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store are protected by a digital rights management system that requires a valid license key before they can be played on your computer.

After the Store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for music purchased from Yahoo! Music Unlimited, and Yahoo! will no longer be able to authorize song playback on additional computers.

After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer's operating system.

For any user who purchased tracks through Yahoo! Music Unlimited, we highly recommend that you back up the purchased tracks to an audio CD before the closing of the Store on September 30, 2008. Backing up your music to an audio CD will allow you to copy the music back to your computer again if the license keys for your original music files cannot be retrieved.

For further information on the closing of the Yahoo! Music Store, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Customer Care.

Stay tuned! While the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store will no longer be available, Yahoo! Music has partnered with Rhapsody so you can still purchase your favorite tracks. Plus, Yahoo! Music will continue to offer users a complete online music experience with the largest collection of music videos, Internet radio, exclusive artist features, music news, and more!

Thank you for using Yahoo! Music.
The Yahoo! Music team

Jeroen de Hooge

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