Mobile Music To Come With Copy Protection Attached

from the yeah,-sure-it-will... dept

Apparently, a group of companies got together last week to discuss ways to get more music on mobile phones — and a good portion of that meeting focused on how to put copy protection on phones. Notice that there was no one representing the consumer at these meetings. Copy protection is not a feature. It’s the opposite of that. It takes away a feature for users. It’s both expensive and ineffective for those who use it. The only people who benefit from copy protection are those who sell copy protection technologies — and yet, many people in the industry seem to think it’s a necessity. Of course, what will happen instead is that people will simply route around these crippled mobile music systems, and figure out ways to get uncrippled music on their phones… and all these scheming companies will be cut out of the process entirely.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Mobile Music To Come With Copy Protection Attached”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
Phone Boy says:

You are forgetting about one thing...

You seem to forget about one thing…WHO in their right mind wants to listen to music on a Cell phone?

STOP merging all these foolish, cash hemorraging ideas into single products.

It used to be, I lost my phone…bummer…I am out $50

Now it is I lost my phone/palmpilot/portable music player/jukebox/wireless device/game device….bummer…I am out $799 !!

By the way, most new music sux anyway, except for the electronic/techno world.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...