Record industry sues XM Satellite over "Inno''

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Breaking news.. All the Major record compaines are gowing after XM over the new Inno.. As you know SIRIUS made some deals over the S50.. SIRIUS also made comment that the new SIRIUS unit coming soon, will not fall under that deal, and they do not think the need to make a deal.. So what is all this mean?!?!? XM is getting hit right now.. but what will SIRIUS do for this new unit coming soon?!??! We are told the new SIRIUS unit will only have a buy it button and will not work like the S50.. GSI is working to get more info on that and will get that to you ASAP...

Here is more on Record Industry V XM via the AP:

The recording industry sued XM Satellite Radio on Tuesday over its new iPod-like device that can store up to 50 hours of music for a monthly fee, sending to the courts a roiling dispute over how consumers can legally record songs using next-generation radio services.

The federal lawsuit, filed in New York by the largest labels, accuses XM Satellite of ``massive wholesale infringement'' because its $400 handheld ``Inno'' device can record hours of music and automatically parse recordings by song and artist. The device is sold under the slogan, ``Hear it, click it, save it.''

The lawsuit seeks $150,000 in damages for every song copied by XM Satellite customers using the devices, which went on sale weeks ago. The company said it plays 160,000 different songs every month.

XM Satellite has balked at the industry's efforts to collect expensive distribution licenses similar to those required for Internet downloading services, such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes. Its chief rival, Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., has already agreed to pay for such licenses to cover similar gadgets for its service.


Blogger Sev said...

Oh thank god. Legal action needs to place. I'm tired of the RIAA making all the rules of what can and cannot be done. Sirus and XM need to stand up!

Tue May 16, 11:54:00 PM EDT  

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