Recording Industry To Sue Mobile Phone Operator Over MP3 Playing Phones
from the backwards-thinking dept
Back in April we had what we hoped was an April Fool’s joke: that the Korean music industry had forced mobile phone operators to make their MP3-playing mobile phones destroy MP3s. The plan was originally to force the phones degrade the quality of MP3s, but eventually a plan was worked out to force the phones to delete any MP3s after 72 hours. Apparently, none of this was enough, and the industry is now looking to sue. With all the success of both broadband and wireless technologies in Korea, it’s amazing that an industry could be so backwards to believe that they can actually grow a market by breaking the applications that people want.