May 28, 2024

Fritz's Hit List #19

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: audio greeting cards.

Greeting cards of this type either play a prerecorded audio track, or record an audio track for later playback. Because the recorded track is stored in digital form, these cards qualify for regulation as “digital media devices” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured audio greeting cards will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate greeting cards!

[Thanks to many readers for suggesting this item.]