September 19, 2020

Fritz's Hit List #13

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: Hallmark’s “Circus Mountain Railroad” Christmas ornament. (To see it, go to Hallmark’s website and search for “circus”.)

This ornament plays “Jingle Bells,” apparently from a digital recording, so the ornament qualifies for regulation as a “digital media device” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured song-playing Christmas ornaments will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate Christmas ornaments!