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Mmmm, DRM... [Jan. 4th, 2007|05:13 pm]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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So I was fiddling around with my new phone (Sony Ericcson k800i) and I noticed I could play videos as a ringtone, I was interesting how that worked...

So I downloaded a Music Video of "The Veronicas - When it all falls apart" from the Three Music store, which is at a cost of $3.00 (Which, BTW, came down at 30K/s, not bad for mobile data...)

Once my phone had downloaded it, I had two options "View" (which works fine) and the other was "Ringtone", having selected this the phone stated "This video is restricted against that kind of use"


I wonder what three would say if I asked for a refund ;)

[User Picture]From: maelkann
2007-01-04 10:27 am (UTC)
Get a refund! :)
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[User Picture]From: dunq
2007-01-05 05:33 am (UTC)
Optus would say 'yes'
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-05 04:31 pm (UTC)

Try n see :o)

Why don't you ask them ? I'm sure their answer would make a great blog post :o)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-07 11:40 am (UTC)

I did...

"Three" in Denmark did the same thing, I bought a few music video from them only to discover that I couldn't move them to the SD-flash card in my phone due the "protection", which meant I would eventually have no choice to delete the files since the phone only had 30MB free internal RAM.
I complained (pretended to be a little uninformed, about DRM) and got at full refund for all the videoes I had bought.

After which I refused to "buy" (more like rent) anything from their "service".
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2010-11-06 05:51 am (UTC)


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