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Expensive Content DRM Threatens Open Standards

Mobile handset manufacturers are baulking at the $1 per device charge by the Open Mobile Alliance to put DRM on mobile phones. They point out that “last year alone 684 million mobile phones were sold. If handset makers had put anti-piracy protection software in those phones, the $684 million in royalties would have exceeded total digital music sales on the Web last year.”
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