There is currently a bit of fuss brewing at the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (like the RIAA, but not) about the Zune’s ability to record from FM. It claims that recordings should be taxed because the Zune is capable of sharing music amongst other Zunes, so consumers could be distributing music that they’re not allowed to exchange.
If this sounds off to you, you’re dead on. As of this instant, the Zune cannot record from FM. Which opens a bit of speculation.
Does the AARC know something that we don’t? From a hardware perspective, the Zune is more than capable of recording and encoding FM streams, it’d really just be a matter of upgrading the firmware.
So what’s going on here? Speculate!
Zune recording of the radio? [Zune-Online.com]