Scott MacLean, a Canadian programmer, couldn't catch a lot of XM's satellite radio broadcasts because they aired early in the morning. So he invented TimeTrax, which records the network's digital broadcasts and sorts them into mp3 files.
When MacLean started selling the software, he drew the ire of XM, which is trying to preserve its alliance and contracts with the music industry. While he says he's trying to make XM more useful, XM and the RIAA are looking for violations.
Both are trying to determine whether MacLean's software breaks any copyright laws or user agreements. An RIAA spokesman admitted the organization hadn't reviewed TimeTrax, but said it remains concerned about broadcast recordings. Source