Sirius Wants $100M Copyright Suit Over Pre-1972 Songs Pared

Law360, Miami (November 15, 2013, 4:57 PM EST) -- Sirius XM Radio Inc. asked a Florida federal court Thursday to trim a $100 million putative class action over allegedly illegally circulated pre-1972 recordings, saying that Florida law does not provide recording owners with public performance rights.

The satellite radio provider says plaintiff Flo & Eddie Inc., a company owned by Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, two founding members of the rock band The Turtles, is asking the court to “radically transform” the scope of copyright protection for sound recordings under Florida state law.

“The result...
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