May 28, 2024

Fritz's Hit List #9

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: digital hearing aids.

These hearing aids receive, process, and retransmit audio in digital form, so they qualify for regulation as “digital media devices” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured digital hearing aids will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate hearing aids!

(Thanks to Andrew Litt for suggesting this item.)