iPod FM transmitters legal in UK starting next week

As expected, iPod FM transmitters will be legal in the UK beginning December 8, 2006. Ofcom, the regulating body for the UK communications industries, has finalized new legislation that allows consumers to use certain low-power FM transmitters. BBC News reports: “The devices fell foul of the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949, which forbids the use of radio equipment without a licence or an exemption. But strong consumer demand for the devices led Ofcom to rethink the legislation. Liberal Democrat MPs were also prominent in asking for iTrips and similar devices to be legalized. The new Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 mean that certain low-power transmitters will now be legal.”

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