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 Apr 13, 2005 - 11:30 AM - by Michael
* DRM Mobile Phone Extortion "reduced"

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In the world of phone hardware, it appears the RIAA/MPAA are winning behind the scenes with the argument being not whether phones SHOULD include this crap, but how much the designers are paying on patent royalties.

The technology is used in an open standard developed by the mobile phone industry's Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The GSM Association of mobile operators complained earlier this month about the initial price of 1 dollar per device and 1 cent per transaction, such as buying a song from an online music store.

The operators' protests follow similar grumbling by manufacturers of mobile phones and consumer electronics, who told Reuters in late February that a $1 royalty per mobile device was too high a price just to protect digital music and video against illegal copying.
Why should I have to pay for this crap at all? Any song I've got legally on my PC, I ought to be able to space-shift to my phone. Ringtones companies be damned.
 

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