No more DRM please
Monday, May 25, 2009 6:34:32 AM
I bought several songs, and full albums, the price seems right, less than $0.99, but I play them and pass them to my mobile, in the phone, when playing for the first time, the phone connects to the internet (that is bad, because maybe I don't have a data plan) and download the license, in most of the songs it download the license correctly, but in three song it failed putting a message that I "Don't have permission" to hear the song, so I opened the store software in the phone and re-download the same songs (good thing you can re-download) but there where problems with the server, so the songs couldn't be download that moment, I tried later and it was fine.
Later I bought some songs from the phone, I was in a nightclub and wanted that song I was hearing, it downloaded fine and played fine, then I got the same problem while passing the song to the PC, not having permission, after a few try it worked.
Later I decided to burn CD with all the songs and then rip them to MP3 in order to be able to do whatever I want with my songs, but then the DRM server problem arise once more.
Finally I tryed to buy two songs, it started fine, but the download never completed, some strange error in the PC software, then tried doing it in the mobile, it worked, but it was then the pain of passing them to the PC...
Why the Record Labels insist in the DRM, c'mon is a pain to "play" them and the first thing I want to do everytime I buy a song from Nokia store is to burn it in CD in order to rip it as an MP3.
DRM exist and piracy remains and grows, so we can conclude that, that is not the answer.
Also, please NOKIA fix your servers, you have very frequent problems with them.