BYO.fm Launches As 'Tivo For Radio'
February 25, 2011 at 4:03 AM (PT)
It was close to a year ago that ALL ACCESS tipped you to a new venture by Internet entrepreneur MICHAEL ROBERTSON, who planned to launch a new online "personalized" radio service, BYO.FM, that will allow users to program their virtual "stations" with music from ROBERTSON's MP3TUNES.COM as well as news, weather and sports reports.
ROBERTSON has made good on that launch. Think of BYO.FM as TIVO for radio.
MP3.COM founder MICHAEL ROBERTSON has unveiled his new service, which stands for Digital Audio Recorder (and the "fm" for frequency modulation). DAR.FM will allow users to radio content -- and play it back anytime. The service works through the DAR.FM web site, iPHONES, ANDROID devices and some Internet radio devices.
Is it legal? ROBERTSON says yes, claiming courts have typically protected the rights of consumers to make over-the-air recordings as long a "record" button is involved, even if it's a virtual one.