Many of the most popular music apps on all platforms merely repackage online streams from FM radio stations; a company called Jelli crowdsources radio programming in cities across the country; and now, Triton Digital has launched apps for iPhone and Android that let listeners “check in” to stations, alerting their friends to the fact that they’re listening in order to enter contests.
What if advertisers trying to sell the consumer a product through a complex, integrated exchange system? According to a PBS article, this approach is almost as appealing for advertisers as it is worrisome for privacy advocates.
“The absence of such a right puts U.S. copyright owners at a disadvantage internationally,” the report says. U.S Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) Victoria Espinel notes it “will allow copyright owners to obtain overseas royalties that are now denied to them” due to reciprocity agreements. It’s one of 20 recommendations to Congress — a list that also includes making copyright infringement by streaming or other new technologies a felony.”