And Yahoo wrote how to get your music titles freed from the DRM. Let's see if I can find that article.
Well close enough. I can't find Yahoo's note about how you should burn your collection to CD.
And you are about FOUR YEARS LATE to this issue. As to your last question, it has to be the money.
Record industry watchdog RIAA Sat back and did nothing when music download titan Yahoo! Ripped off thousands of users who legitimately and legally purchased music via the Musicmatch Juke box portal. Yahoo, purchased Musicmatch for $160 million cash in 2004. http://docs.yahoo.com/docs/pr/release1181.html All of this purchased music was encoded with the DRM Digital Rights Management system suggested by RIAA to help prevent piracy. So all of the purchases had to be authorized by a Musicmatch server to be able to be played this worked out just fine until YAHOO purchased them and turned off the servers. So even though you might have a copy of the music it is copy and play protected so you can't listen to it. Yahoo was apparently aware of this issue because the Musicmatch authorization server was redirected to a yahoo server! Even today when I try to play the music, the DRM goes to the encoded license Acquisition server though the server is listed as www.musicmatch.com the DNS is redirected to a Yahoo server I feel I have been defrauded. How is this legal?? According to EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation article dated July1 2006 by Root Jonez "How To Not Get Sued for File Sharing" https://www.eff.org/wp/how-not-get-sued-file-sharing", I states As of July 2006, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has sued over 20,000 music fans for file sharing in just under three years. In 2004, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) joined this misguided, anti-consumer crusade. Filing lawsuits against anonymous "Doe" defendants, the RIAA and MPAA seek to uncover the identities of P2P users and force them to pay thousands of dollars in settlements. Many innocent individuals are being caught in the crossfire". So Why won't RIAA go after Yahoo for reverse piracy???