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Tuesday, October 14, 2003
 


DRM Deathstar mobile P2P file-sharing hits Europe.

"BMG and Warner Music are the first two major music labels to trial the technology, which is being deployed by 50 mobile phone operators across Europe including Vodafone and Swisscom."

What exactly is the point of this?

"With OMA DRM, the music labels can collect revenues for each song downloaded off a central computer server and for those that are swapped between mobile phone users."

Hey, look - they're gonna market it as 'file-sharing', and try and fool people into buying it. Why would I swap files with Bjorn if I can just download it from the central server - when the cost is the same?

Raise your hand if you think music industry + telcos = combinatorial strategic decay.

-- umair // 7:20 AM //


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