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Hey guys, considering getting rid of my ipod video for the new zune since they came out in canada recently.

My question is regarding the music store for it. We've had/going to have a law passed to have 500$ fines per copy righted file downloaded. Not wanting to that money for a song haha was curious on the store...

I read its like 15$ a month for unlimited downloads... Are these files you downloaded DRM compiled to be a pain? Can these files still be played in WMP or WinAmp? They will obviously go on your zune, but what about other mp3 players if something were to happen to my zune?

thanks again guys.
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I think your talking about eMusic.


OT: I prefare a sansa over zune.
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Yeah they are DRM protected wma files. Not sure if they can be played in WinAmp. However, programs like Tunebite can remove the DRM for ya so you can play it using any other music player. Because you paid for the song, it's not illegal to use the software to record the file into a non DRM protected file. If you get the song illegally and it's DRM protected, it is illegal to do so but the use of the software is not illegal and never has been illegal just FYI.
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i don't think its eMusic, its this one... the zune social?

http://www.zune.net/en-CA/products/zunesoftware/

And thanks for the tip KamuiRSX. I guess we'll see where the law goes for canada, huge facebook group with like 50,000 people against the law aha
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Zune's DRM does not allow you to play in anything but Zune. Also, if you cancel your subscription or forget to pay, your songs will no longer play.
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