Walled garden carriers compared to "Soviet Ministries"

The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg took carriers to task on the main keynote stage today, calling them “Soviet Ministries” for their walled garden approach to content acquisition, eliciting a loud round of applause from the audience. Mitch Lasky rose to the defense; however, saying that for content companies, the restrictions inherent in mobile networks prevent piracy and ensure revenues. -Antony