Recording Industry, Japanese Gov't Work To Break Your Mobile Phone If You Listen To Unauthorized Music
from the how-nice-of-them dept
Think of it like an automated "three strikes" plan for your phone:
Details are scarce, but apparently the system would consist of a central database which contains information about music which is authorized to be downloaded. This system would be responsible for verifying that cellphone users weren't downloading illicit music. Those that do would be sent warning messages.Once again, the entertainment industry would prefer to break any new innovation rather than learn to adapt.
But of course, simple warnings aren't enough for the music industry. The report claims that the music capabilities of cellphones could be disabled for persistent infringers.