In a victory for computer products manufacturers, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Tuesday that the Rio portable music player can be marketed without violating recording piracy laws.

Upholding a decision by the U.S. district court in Los Angeles, the Ninth Circuit found that the Rio does not qualify as a “digital audio recording device” and thus is not subject to the restrictions of the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992.

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