Bugger. Check out our latest Zune DRM Update...
Looks like we may have blogged too soon about the Zune's WiFi being crippled - Zune-Online.com left the following comment on our last Zune post :
"The 3 days or 3 plays restriction applies only if the song has been bought by a friend of yours from the Zune marketplace and he decides to send it to you to listen. You can listen to it 3 times, or keep it no more than 3 days. After that you Zune device still remembers it, but now you have to buy it to listen again.
BUT if a friend of yours sends you an MP3 or any other non-DRM song, you can keep it FOREVER"
This is, as you will agree, excellent news. Nobody expected Microsoft to allow the copying of DRM-encrypted tracks between players with zero restrictions, but up until now all the reports have indicated that all tracks would be subject to the same 3 day limitations. To find out that's not true is great!
All of a sudden, Zune is back in the competition for me.
[Thanks to Zune-Online.com for the info]