Digital Radio a New Front in Piracy War

The newest battlefield for the war on music piracy appears to be the various technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radio broadcasts digitally. Arguably comparable to the paranoia that surrounded Beta and the audio cassette tape, the music industry is once again up in arms.

Until recently, the music industry focused its efforts on the widespread sharing of music files online. But a proliferation of software that make recording radio streams a breeze now has recording companies worried.

The latest trouble comes of a hardware/software combination that has catalyzed a new type of backdoor recording: