Friday, April 28, 2006


Electronic Frontier Foundation says Feinstein/Graham bill could limit MP3 streaming

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, KCRW and Seattle's KEXP. The streaming radio stations included in iTunes also rely on MP3 streams (since Apple isn't about to license the Real or Microsoft streaming codecs). If the PERFORM Act becomes law, webcasters who use the statutory SoundExchange licenses to play music would have to give up MP3 streaming in favor of a DRM-restricted, proprietary formats that impose restrictions on any recordings made, according to the EFF's analysis of the Post account.


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