The RIAA has asked the FCC to consider imposing a set of broadcast flags on digital radio. Digital television already has similar broadcast flags. The flags are intended to prevent end-user from recording and distributing the digital signals over the Internet. Any device sold in the US would have to conform to the rules and would be required to behave in a way dictated by someone other than the owner of the device. This could potentially prevent digital radio from being recorded at all. If you had high hopes of being able to record digital radio programming to take with you on the road, your bubble may have just burst. I love how the future keeps entering our daily lives and is never as good as it seemed like it was going to be. We’ll have more access to more movies, music, radio, news, porn, etc than ever before… but we won’t be able to do what we want in the way we want with any of it. Fantastic.