RIAA Sues XM Over New Inno Device
Three words: massive wholesale infringement
Just like we predicted when XM Satellite Radio announced their new Inno portable satellite radio with TiVo-like functionality, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is suing XM for “massive wholesale infringement.”
The RIAA filed suit on May 16th on behalf of the four major labels, Universal, SonyBMG, Warner Music and EMI, who are seeking damages of $150,000 per song copied by the Inno device. This comes after months of terse negotiations on developing a special licensing fee for the new technology. The RIAA had previously reached an agreement with Sirius Satellite Radio who sells a similar device, however, the RIAA claims that XM refused pay any sort of licensing fee so they were forced to sue.
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