|Lawyers, Others Question Radio TIVO-like Devices|
|Lisa Minter (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sat, 28 May 2005 01:17:58 -0500
By Sue ZeidlerFri May 27, 5:45 PM ET|
It's like Tivo for radio, but is it legal?
Various devices that enable listeners to record Internet radio streams
But some legal experts say the recording software may violate digital
"Obviously if people can use the TIVO-like unit to download a
Cooper said that, under the Digital Copyright Millenium Act, users
Webcasters similarly are restricted from promoting the recording of
But with products such as San Francisco-based Applian Technologies'
The company's Web site says the product "works like a TiVo for
"There's certainly a lawsuit waiting to happen because they're
But Tom Mayes, co-owner of Applian, defended the practice.
"We've been doing this for a long time," he said, noting other
On its Web sites, the company said its products are not intended for use in
But at least two Webcasters have raised a red flag about Replay Radio.
"Using software like Replay Radio to record Rhapsody subscription
Yahoo Inc.'s (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) MusicMatch concurred.
On Replay Radio's Web site, the company has partially obscured the
"Rhapsody sent us a note from their legal department telling us not to
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