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Guilty until proven innocent - DRM the mobile phone way By John Lettice Published Thursday 15th July 2004 12:18 GMT
Digital Rights Management on mobile phones hasn't so far been much of an issue, but with highly capable multimedia devices and mobile music download services starting to appear, that is going to change. And the bad news for the consumer is that the phone industry appears to have learned from the PC business, where DRM can still be resisted because you still have a choice. Handset manufacturers and mobile phone networks, on the other hand, have a power beyond Microsoft's wildest dreams, because they really can outlaw non-DRM compliant devices. Up to a point.