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RIAA Moves In On Digital Radio

Digital radio broadcasts that bring CD-quality sound to the airwaves could lead to unfettered song copying if protections are not put in place, a recording-industry trade group warned on Friday.

Without copy protections, music fans could cherry-pick songs off the air and redistribute them over the Internet, further deepening the copyright woes of record labels, the Recording Industry Association of America said.

U.S. regulators at the Federal Communications Commission should ensure that the broadcast format limits such copying so radio stations don’t turn the airwaves into a giant file-sharing network, RIAA officials said.

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