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Robert Levy
07-31-2003, 01:16 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1207660,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1207660,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div>Here's an article from Extreme Tech which talks about the importance of digital rights management in smartphones.<br /><br />" 'The improvements in hardware functionality means that capabilities like FM radios, improved graphics, and dedicated MP3 engines are being added to phones. Over time, Rivas speculated, content providers are going to require the same sort of protection systems that are being built into the PC.' Mario Rivas, executive vice president of the communications businesses at Philips' semiconductor division, is quoted as saying "We think that DRM is essential. The last thing you want is someone saying you have digital MP3s in your handheld that are stolen." <br /><br />Umm... actually, that's one fear that never crossed my mind. :roll: The last thing <b>I</b> want is to have someone saying I need to jump through hoops in order to access my files. What about you?

08-01-2003, 04:55 AM
I totally agree with you Robert... having to work around DRM to be able to access my files is certainly something I do not want to do. While I agree that some protection is necessary to protect rights, that should not in any way affect how easily you can access the files on your computer. I'm not sure what the solution here is, but the way DRM works now I don't think it is it.