July 16, 2024

Fritz's Hit List #26

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: the ceremonial bugle.

This device, which is inserted into the horn of a military bugle and plays “Taps,” was developed by the U.S. military for use in military funerals for which no trained bugler is available. Because it plays “Taps” from a digital recording, this device qualifies for regulation as a “digital media device” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured ceremonial bugles will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate military bugles!

[Thanks to W. S. Higgins for suggesting this item.]