Hey guys Recently my music drive died. (no SMART warning or anything) This means I've lost all my purchased songs. Yeah yeah, I know I should have backed up. But hindsight is 20/20. And no, its not possible to extract anything off the harddrive. Its about as lively as the bricks this house is built on. Thinking I'd just be able to redownload my electronically purchased songs (like Steam or something), I checked my purchase history. There's evidence of my transactions, but no download links anywhere. Confused, I checked ITMS support. I found one cold, heart-breaking message. "If your hard disk becomes damaged or you lose any of the content you've purchased, you'll have to buy any purchased items again to rebuild your library." What the ****? Apple doesn't seriously expect me to repurchase the songs, do they? How stingy can you get... So uh... what do I do? Can I beg apple to give me access to the songs I bought? Otherwise I'll either find a way to extract them off my iPod or just use P2P. But I'd rather avoid doing this for numerous reasons (one being that I actually BOUGHT the songs). I guess I was naive for expecting apple to give me access to my purchases forever. But other electronic stores such as Steam let me download my purchases for as long as I want. I've downloaded multi-gigabyte games many times on the various computers I've owned that way. What gives, Apple?