I know that but I think I burned all the songs that I brought way back when because they didn't go straight to my iPod so I am OK.
This time Wal-Mart's turning off the activation servers:
I am just dying for a class action lawsuit to hit the record companies (and hit them hard) for insisting their songs be shackled with what are effectively digital time bombs. Technically I know this is Wal-Mart's problem and they shold be made an example of as well (they did after all choose to share this bed with the devil.) But am pretty sure the record companies could be held liable for this mess.
If the courts could make an example of them I'd be willing to bet that the record industry would think twice about this little game of DRM manipulation they are playing with Apple. If they knew they could be held partially responsible for these kinds of technology failures, I suspect they would be more than a little scared to keep insisting that the largest record store in the US continue selling their music with DRM.