So, will they sue all of us old-school radio mix-tapers, too?
Looks like this little bad boy isn't doing anything different from what I and my pals were doing with our old analog Hi-Fi tuners and dual decks back in the late Pleistocene, except it's a digital recording with the dross already trimmed out, and mp3s ready to be set up in whatever track order we want for our mix discs (I know they don't mention CD as a media option here, but it _does_ give you mp3s)
Back in my college days, shortly after the Earth cooled to a temperature conducive to life (that is, the 1970s), there were a couple of really good "alternative" stations in DC -- a university station and a local indie commercial outfit -- that were playing stuff that was from imports, local pressings, local demo tapes, live bootlegs, out-of-print, basically damn' near impossible to get hold of except by dialing in the old Kenwood and keeping a few hours of blank cassettes handy. Then, of course, came the gruntwork of playing it through and dubbing off the good stuff minus DJ blather, commercials, PSAs, etc. I've done this as recently as eight or ten years ago; we have one surviving serious jazz station in DC now -- real jazz, not "lite" jazz -- and there's two shows that I taped every week because these guys were playing so much stuff from odd sources, or out-of-print vinyl. (I still record those shows now and then, although now I just sample it straight to a hard disk and chop it up with Final Cut Pro)
...and I don't see what the difference is with this hardware, here. Those RIAA doorknobs would have to sue every goddamn' old FM cassette mixtaper who ever lived for doing the same goddamn' thing.
So, look, is this thing available in the Colonies? I noticed the price was listed only in pounds.