Sirius XM Wants Copyright Board To Handle Royalties Case
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (October 16, 2013, 8:17 PM ET) -- Sirius XM Radio Inc. on Wednesday urged a federal court in the District of Columbia to dismiss music licensing organization SoundExchange Inc.'s lawsuit against it over at least $50 million in underpayments of digital royalties, saying the dispute should be resolved by the Copyright Royalty Board.
In its motion, Sirius said the CRB is the proper forum to decide whether it violated royalty regulations that the board prescribed. SoundExchange, a nonprofit performance rights organization appointed by the federal government to manage copyright and trademark royalty terms,...