The Recording Industry Association of America has discovered that digital radio broadcasts can be copied and redistributed over the Internet.
And so the RIAA, the music business’s trade and lobbying group, has asked the Federal Communications Commission to step in and impose an “audio broadcast flag” on certain forms of digital radio.
On April 15, the FCC bowed to the RIAA’s request and initiated a notice of inquiry, typically a step leading to formal rule-making. The public may submit comments to the FCC between June 16 and July 16. [Read more…] about Broadcast flag: A lockbox for digital radio