The only clever thing about this is the acronym, PERFORM.
This bill has been introduced in the US Senate again, following its defeat in committee back in April last year. Hopefully it will suffer the same fate again.
When will TPTB learn that they just cannot dictate the pace and direction of technology, and legislate to hamstring technological advances which powerful lobbyists dislike? PERFORM wants to force satellite, digital, and Internet radio providers to provide measures to prevent listeners from recording audio broadcasts. The bill does not apply to over the air radio, funnily enough.
I am not for copyright infringement, but random legislative acts which will be all but unenforceable anyway, given the technology out there, seem a monumental waste of time and money...
Go on, shoot me down in flames :)