RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter)
June 9, 2009
Pirate radio broadcasters are using the Internet to remotely access their transmitters, making it harder for authorities to find them. In the past, broadcast pirates would send their content to transmitters through radio or microwave links. Authorities, like UK airwave watchdog Ofcom, then developed tools to detect such remote links. Now, online audio streams "can also be used to get the signal via modem to a remote transmitter, " explains Paul Marks of New Scientist. This makes it much more difficult for the authorities to track where pirate broadcasters actually are, though Ofcom is developing tools to do so. Interestingly, their "dream is that pirates will migrate to the net and eventually ditch FM."
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