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FM Transmitter ban may end in UK

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Fri July 14, 2006

FM transmitters in UK

Ofcom -- a communications regulation body in the UK -- is holding a public hearing on the usage of FM transmitters, which are currently banned but are commonly used with MP3 players such as Apple's iPod in other regions. Since 1949 The Wireless Telegraphy Act has banned the use of radio equipment without a license or exemption in the UK, which made FM transmitter usage illegal for iPod owners. BBC.com reports that legislation will likely pass to stop this ban on FM transmitters by 2007. "This decision [...] will not only regulate a booming black market and provide the country with valuable tax revenue, but also enable the iPod generation to enjoy their music using the latest gadgets," stated Don Foster, spokesperson of media, culture, and sport for the Liberal Democrat.




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