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DIGEST OF BUSINESS REVIEWS

1991

91-1 Recording Industry Association of America; Bolt, Beranek and Newman Systems and Technology Corporation

3/14/91
Audio recording technology Joint research project; Copyright licensing

The joint venturers propose to develop technology that will prevent or control the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted recordings from analog sources by digital audio tape (DAT) recorders. DAT is a taped version of compact disc technology that greatly enhances the sound achieved on home recordings. The joint venture does not preclude RIAA members from developing or using other technologies.

Response: No present intention to challenge the proposal.