Originally Posted by HarryT
Yes, I see the problem now; thank you for explaining.
At least with eBooks, all the major DRM methods can be easily circumvented by the legitimate purchaser.
2008 isn't that long ago. The likelihood that you'll want to keep listening to tunes purchased before 2008 even after you've upgraded your mp3 playing device several times in the future is pretty high. That's one reason I stayed away from DRM music files since day one.
I'd be a little more forgiving with books, simply because I don't read most books more than once. So having to break the DRM or download a replacement, DRM-free version after something like that is a smaller issue.