XM Faces More Litigation Over Music Copyrights

Law360, New York (March 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A music industry association sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday for being out of tune with copyright law by allegedly letting users reproduce and distribute copyrighted music without paying royalties.

The National Music Publishers’ Association said that XM engaged in massive copyright infringement by providing its “XM + MP3” service on the XM-branded Inno music portable device.

The Inno satellite radio receiver lets users store songs that they hear on XM’s service and arrange them into playlists. It currently allows for permanent storage of...
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