troubleshooting Question

What happens to forwarded locked file when no DRM engine is in place?

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Hi Experts,

    If i have a device that DOES NOT have a drm engine installed, does that mean when I download a drm file that is (forward-locked), it can be sent to other devices?

   I am asking this question because from my understanding, a drm engine will "encrypt" the downloaded drm file immediately with the device ID to prevent it from being moved to another device, what if there isn't any drm engine installed? Anyone can move the content to another device right?

    This is from MSDN that triggered my concern

"In OMA DRM v1, some protected content arrives in clear text. The FDRM engine should encrypt the content immediately after it arrives. The DRM engine should protect all file types, that is, it should be content agnostic. This includes but is not limited to media, images, ringtones, documents, and executables. The device UID is recommended for use as the encryption key. This prevents protected content from being used if moved to another Windows Mobile powered device by means such as a removable storage card."
Dave Howe
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