Music Industry Seeks Digital Radio Copying Limits

RIAA pushes for digital radio copy protection.

The Recording Industry Association of America last week said the Federal Communications Commission should impose restrictions on recording digital radio broadcasts.

RIAA officials said digital-radio players could soon allow listeners to record certain songs automatically when they are broadcast, allowing them to build a free library of music they otherwise might pay for and distribute it to millions of others over the Internet.

"We want to roll out this technology as quickly as possible and if this is going to delay that, thats something thats going to cause consumers and broadcasters a lot of concern," said Dennis Warton, a spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters.

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