from the but-how-much-do-they-report-the-value-is? dept

Over in the UK, there have been a series of articles recently about ways to cut back on mobile phone muggings. It seems that a fairly large percentage of street crime involves a mobile phone being stolen. Now that companies are making it easier to make stolen phones useless, it seems that muggers have picked a new target: the iPod. According to this article, there have been a series of iPod related muggings in London lately – and part of the problem is the stylish headphones that come with the device, but clearly mark the wearer as packing an iPod. Of course, this brings up the obvious question: if the recording industry is saying that any individual “stolen” song is worth $150,000, then couldn’t someone who had their iPod stolen with, say, 1,000 songs, claim that they’d been robbed for $150 million?

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