Friday, January 19, 2007

Universal and Sony disallow Zune "Squirt"

One of the features of the new Microsoft Zune is the ability to "Squirt," or send songs to a friend's Zune which will play 3 times in 3 days and then disappear. To make their Zune platform even more palatable to the record labels, Microsoft gives Universal $1 for every Zune sold.

But, through the magic of some tricky DRM and a little back-biting, Sony and Universal are now disallowing squirting of selective songs. Heaven forbid that you let someone else listen to a popular track for 3 times and then they have the option to buy it.

(via engadget)

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