Turtles Say It's Game Over For Sirius' 'Fictional Analysis'

Law360, New York (January 2, 2015, 11:26 AM EST) -- Three weeks after a New York federal judge refused to reverse her ruling that Sirius XM needs to pay to play pre-1972 records, the band that’s suing the satcaster is urging her to grant it full victory in the case.

1960s rock band The Turtles won a ruling last month that New York law contains a “public performance right” for recordings made prior to 1972 — which are covered by state law, not federal copyrights. Sirius made a last-ditch attempt to get Judge Colleen McMahon to rethink that ruling, but she rejected the request in a strongly-worded opinion last month....

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