Broadcast flag also coming to HD Radio

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:18 pm

Open letters have been flying back and forth between the RIAA and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) over the issue of protecting content on HD Radio. HD Radio, like satellite radio, will provide digital, static-free broadcasts of your favorite radio stations, and will do so in near-CD quality (actually a compressed 96 kbps signal for FM, 32 kbps for AM).

While rejecting the idea of encryption at the source, NAB president, David Rehr suggests that the RIAA and the NAB get together to agree on details of a broadcast flag that would allow radio stations to control what listeners do with their content.

Source: arstechnica


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