Cory: "Well it's Christmas time again, and you know me, the ever optimist. So again I bought some on-line DRM content from Amazon and once again I got burned."
Dude, you are global internet icon. Loved the George "Fool me once, fool me twice" but really, you do this once every three months. Every year. For the last three years. With the same result. Fine line between Optimist vs Just Dim.
DRM is bad. Buy it in a medium that you can own it and keep it. So far Cloud Data has been a bust (think of all the music services that are gone with your money) and in your case, Amazon, yet again, screwing users.
So can I suggest in this holiday season of people digging the same hole you have, that you come out in full force against this nonsense? Nice that Amazon gave you a pass (oh yea, Cory, internet Icon!) but for Joe, that's not going to happen.