April 24, 2014

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Fritz’s Hit List #27

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: talking dog collars.

These devices allow you to record a brief audio clip on your dog’s collar, so that your dog can be returned to you if it wanders off. Since these devices record (possibly copyrighted) audio in digital form, they qualify for regulation as “digital media devices” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured talking dog collars will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate dog collars!

[Thanks to Sean Lytle for suggesting this item.]