PERFORM Act to restrict recording, broadcasting rights
by ANDERS BYLUND
ArsTechnica, publication date: 26 April 2006
"Under the rules set forth in the Act, you would be able to make automated sound recordings, but only based on 'specific programs, time periods, or channels as selected by or for the user,' but not on 'specific sound recordings, albums, or artists.' Once recorded, it would be illegal to process the recorded data in order to extract separate songs for later use. Further, none of the recorded material can be put on removable media or other devices, and only 'a secure in-home network that also complies with each of the requirements prescribed in this paragraph,' i.e., a properly DRM-compliant network, would be allowed to transmit or transport the media in any form."