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October 6, 2005

RIAA looking to break "record" button on satellite radios

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Posted by Jason Schultz

Want to time-shift your satellite radio? Forget about it, according to the RIAA -- they want to make such practices illegal.  As I previously suggested, the real agenda of the RIAA is not just P2P, but Me2Me technologies that allow you to move music from one format to another. Check out the Reuters article (Record labels, satellite radio seen in showdown):

The record industry may next aim its legal guns at satellite radio due to a dispute involving new portable players which let listeners record and store songs, an analyst and industry sources said on Wednesday.

The record industry, led by major labels, such as Vivendi Universal' (EAUG.PA),> Warner Music Group Corp (NYSE:WMG - news), EMI Group Plc (EMI.L) and Sony BMG, believe the recording capability is a clear copyright violation and could take revenue away from paid download music services.

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JP Morgan analyst Barton Crockett in a report suggested there might be more conflict in store.

"Based on recent talks with execs at record labels and the
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), we see potential spats ahead. RIAA may file a lawsuit this fall to stop a new feature for upcoming wearable satellite radios," he wrote.

Yet one more freedom we currently enjoy that the RIAA wants to take away as technology evolves.


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1. Alex Williams on October 6, 2005 3:48 PM writes...

The question starting to surface in my mind...What is not illegal in the eyes of the RIAA? Is everyone a pirate now? What rights does the RIAA think we do have?

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