June 13, 2024

DRM in Cell Phones?

Elisa Batista at Wired News reports on the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) trade show. Rep. Billy Tauzin gave his perspective in a speech:

But Tauzin did offer [CTIA CEO Tom] Wheeler some advice in order to avoid more regulation: Have the industry clean up its act. If it doesn’t want to be hit by legislation, it should improve cell-phone coverage, roll out enhanced 911 service in a timely fashion so that anyone who dials 911 on a cell phone can get help immediately, and build a mechanism to protect content from piracy over wireless devices, he said.

That’s right, folks – DRM for cell phones.

(Thanks to Mark Seecof for the link.)