April 18, 2024

Fritz's Hit List #15

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: the Wallace and Gromit talking alarm clock.

This alarm clock wakes its owner by playing copyrighted audio, so it qualifies for regulation as a “digital media device” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured talking alarm clocks will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate alarm clocks!