Two stories that have caught my attention from the BBC today, the first story, Mobile targets the 50+ generation which picks up on a good idea. "A mobile phone with a built-in emergency button has been produced for elderly and older people. The Life phone is aimed at those aged 50-plus who do not want a handset crammed with every possible feature. Instead of a camera or music player it has a loud speaker tuned for those who are either partially sighted or use a hearing aid, a big screen and buttons. "
The second story looks at the rights and wrongs of Digital Rights Management. "In the 80s, according to record companies, home taping was killing music. Fast forward some 20 years and the devices we use to listen to music may have changed, but the recording industry is still claiming that the illegal copying of their product harms future production. When a piece of music is purchased you might assume you can listen to it in on any number of different devices: at home, in the car or on a portable music player. But, in the UK at least, you would be wrong. "You can't copy any form of music or film without the copyright owner's consent," explained copyright lawyer Hamish Porter. "