Thought not... Mildly amused by pc world's ad in the press today for the belkin tunecast 2. "Ipod in your car" is the headline, the smallprint then states "this product is a short range fm transmitter and may not be used in the uk without a broadcasting licence. Broadcasting licences are not normally available to consumers".
That'd be why pc world, clearly mostly a consumer store, is advertising them in the general press ;-)
It did also highlight that too (that the law is under review)...and also gave a list of a slightly bizarre mix of countries (including US) where you can use them. Given the widespread use of iTrips and the fact that that doesn't seem to have caused much harm (to my limited knowledge) I can't see any harm but it does seem a bit of an odd thing for such a prominent retailer to do. Bet they had their legal people crawl all over it first :)
(according to the packet) in clear open space - these small transmitters have a range of 30 feet - their optimum range is only 10 feet - so if your car is that close to mine you deserve to get your radio frequency upset ;) That is probably the majority of these devices -
OK there are going to be more powerful transmitters coming in covering a range more frequencies - but mine being small and compact only covers 4 channels-