Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Geofencing and digital radio

Very strangely there is a rule in the U.S.'s Copyrights Act that digital radio will be exempted from paying copyrights royalties if the audience is within a 150 miles radius from the radio. Geofencing, therefore, comes in handy.

The technological development of geo-fencing, however, makes it possible to restrict the geographic scope of the audience and raises this novel issue of copyright law.  This is the first time that a court has been asked to consider this issue. 


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