It seems that the announcement prompted Walmart digital shoppers to send in a significant ammount of feedback, as the retailer now speaks with a changed tone of voice: the DRM servers will remain online, at least until further notice.

An email from Walmart reads the following:

“Based on feedback from our customers, we have decided to maintain our digital rights management (DRM) servers for the present time. What this means to you is that our existing service continues and there is no action required on your part. Our customer service team will continue to assist with DRM issues for protected windows media audio (WMA) files purchased from”

Still, do keep in mind that this is just a temporary measure and the servers will be axed at some point in the (near) future:

“While our customer support team is available to assist you with any issues, we continue to recommend that you back up your songs by burning them to a recordable audio CD. By backing up your songs, you insure access to them from any personal computer at any time in the future.”

So, back up your music before you realize you can’t have it back.