I'd seen the Microsoft PlaysForSure logo and website and hadn't thought too much about it. The program just seemed like a standard BS Microsoft initiative until I thought about thousands of consumers seeing this logo in retail settings.
PlaysForSure does not work on the iPod!
That's right! PlaysForSure doesn't work on the world's most popular digital music player. The only thing that's sure about these files and players is that they are sure not to play well with iTunes and the iPod.