RIAA's Bainwol Wants To Work With NAB On Digital Broadcast Content Protection
January 17, 2006 at 2:12 PM (PT)
After NAB Pres. and CEO DAVID REHR's letter last week imploring the RIAA to work with broadcasters to find a solution to quell the RIAA's concerns that content broadcasted over digital radio wouldn't be adequately protected (see NET NEWS 1/12), RIAA Pres. and CEO MITCH BAINWOL has responded to REHR with a letter of his own. In his letter, BAINWOL states that he hopes the two organizations, along with "other interested parties," can work together "to achieve a timely resolution (to the protection isue) that can be implemented industry-wide."
BAINWOL also stated that encrypting the broadcast at the source, while preferrable to his organization, wouldn't be necessary (REHR's initial letter expressed concern that encrypting broadcasts at the source would further delay the expansion of digital radio), and that the RIAA would accept "a broadcast flag technology similar to the solution [broadcasters] support in the video context."