The RIAA shows no sign of slowing down in its campaign to be the most wrongheaded and evil organization of our time. The latest sign of “copyright”-driven madness will hit owners of Creative Zen MicroPhoto and Zen Vision:M devices who install a firmware “update” pushed out to them. The “update” disables the devices’ built-in ability to record FM broadcasts.
It’s another step in a continuing campaign by the RIAA to prevent us from recording radio broadcasts. Satellite radios for the Sirius and XM services have had to be redesigned to ensure they could not record over-the-air broadcasts. Here’s an article about the move by Creative.