Re: Out of curiosity ...
The issue of not really owning music anymore is real, but this case is "just" a technical problem that breaks the communication between two devices in certain cases (though it doesn't excuse the downtime). It's not like when Apple user's couldn't watch their films because Apple stopped the licenses.
In this case, your argument is akin to saying "If there is any chance my CD could break, preventing me from listening to music I own when I want to, I'll have nothing to do with the whole system".
Actually, in this case, the CD is fine. You just can't play it on your speakers because the cable between the CD-reader and the speakers is damaged (but the player's built-in speakers still work).