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XM Radio Asks Judge To Throw Out Copyright Suit

Law360 (July 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- XM Satellite Radio Inc. asked a federal judge Monday to throw out a copyright suit brought by ten major record companies, arguing that a law passed in 1992 should have precluded the suit from being filed.

The case reads like a top 10 list of the recording industry’s heavy hitters, with plaintiffs including Motown Record Company LP, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Bros. Records Inc.

XM contends that the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 (AHRA) prohibits copyright infringement suits based on digital audio recording...
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