This is why I don’t buy downloads of my music. Or if I do, I burn it to disc and rip it from the disc as an un-DRM’d mp3 file.
We reject the view that copyright owners and their licensees are required to provide consumers with perpetual access to creative works. No other product or service providers are held to such lofty standards. No one expects computers or other electronics devices to work properly in perpetuity, and there is no reason that any particular mode of distributing copyrighted works should be required to do so.
Steven Metalitz – Top legal advisor to MPAA and RIAA at The Copyright Office
They will do whatever they have to to make you repeatedly buy their product. Whether it is through changing format every decade or so, or as they are now working on, dropping a worm into the product that makes the product self destruct at a set time after registration.