RIAA Claims Car Radios May Only Be Listened To By Original Vehicle Purchasers

Association Also Files Lawsuits Against Long-Dead Inventors

The Recording Industry Association of America announced today it would be expanding its crackdown on copyright infringement by suing family members, hitchhikers and carpoolers.

Lawyers for the RIAA maintain that the radio in each car was never meant to be listened to by anyone else except the original owner of the vehicle. . . .

[I]n addition, RIAA lawyers said they were hoping to get a court order to exhume the bodies of Scottish physicist James Clerk-Maxwell, who developed the theory of electromagnetic waves and Guglielmo Marconi, who discovered and harnessed wireless radio in order to sue both corpses for unfair business practices.

Corey Deitz of "About Radio" breaks this important news here. (via Tech Law Advisor)