Earlier this year, XM Satellite Radio was handed a lawsuit by the RIAA for allow its subscribers to record satellite radio broadcasts onto portable XM players. XM argued that while users were able to record whatever they pleased, the songs were not transferable and users were not able to move data onto a computer. Despite this important detail, the RIAA pressed forward anyway, indicating that it wanted XM to pay a hefty $150,000 for every song that XM users downloaded.
MP3s, satellite radio and FM radio are all part of the RIAA's music portfolio. Companies are now facing stricter regulations and consumers continue to face ongoing lawsuits.
Creative to remove FM recording from its MP3 players
Posted on Thursday, Oct 19 2006 @ 10:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DailyTech writes that after pressure from RIAA, Creative decided to remove FM radio recording from its digital audio players.