I was scrolling through my iTunes and saw this song by The Great Lake Swimmers that I marked as 5 stars. I clicked to play it and it said, sorry bozo but you are not authorized to listen to this song because you have already authorized it on 5 other computers? What!
I just gave up on these songs and considered them dead soldiers on my playlist.
Every now and then I would get inspired and search for a way to defeat the iTunes conspirators who stole back the song I bought.
I have a solution to this problem that is ridiculously simple. It is not my solution but one I found online and here is the link.