Yahoo Music Offers Refunds for Taking Music
Well, it looks like those people who bought and use Yahoo's online music service won't be completely screwed - Yahoo is offering a refund.
While this doesn't quite answer the question of what will happen to legally-owned music they've already paid for on the service and want to transfer to another medium, at least they're getting something back.
Yahoo! announced it was merging with Real's Rhapsody service to offer music, and their previous subscribers would be moved over to the new system.
Now, however, Yahoo has announced that it will issue a refund to its customers for the full value of their purchases. According to a report on CNet, Yahoo is also looking at making copies of the music its customers bought available to them as MP3s without any DRM.
Users who were using Yahoo's subscription service will be transferred over to Real's Rhapsody subscription service. Rhapsody also offers DRM free MP3s for sale.
Previous NowPublic coverage:
Ownership of digital content remains a huge sticking point between purchasers and vendors, as buyers are led to believe that they're buying a product, whereas vendors insist on treating it as a lease.