Another Push Against FM Chip Mandate
The wireless industry has joined with the consumer electronics and recording industries to make a new push against a proposal in Congress to require FM radio chips in cell phones.
CEA, CTIA and the RIAA have joined forces to introduce a House bill called the “Creativity and Innovation Resolution," which opposes the mandate and also calls for greater compensation of musical artists.
“An FM chip mandate is unnecessary and unjustified," CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. "These new mobile devices are platforms for innovation and creativity, and Americans can decide for themselves what functions and features they want. Requiring today’s digital phones to include an analog FM Chip makes as much sense as requiring them to include a telegraph."