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XM will not concede to the RIAA quietly

DailyTech earlier reported that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is planning to sue XM radio over the use of the Pioneer Inno XM2go portable XM player.  Users with the device from Pioneer are able to save music files that XM broadcasts onto the player -- the RIAA claims that the device infringes on copyright laws, and the organization should get higher music licensing fees. 

XM recently published a letter to its users claiming "They [The RIAA] don't get it. These devices are clearly legal. Consumers have enjoyed the right to tape off the air for their personal use for decades, from reel-to-reel and the cassette to the VCR and TiVo."

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has also spoken out against the lawsuit by the RIAA.  Michael Petricone, Vice President of Government Affairs for the CEA took time to protect the rights of XM allowing users to have a device like the Pioneer Inno.


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By plowboy1 on 5/22/2006 9:34:05 AM , Rating: 2
Okay, about 95% of people think the RIAA are a bunch of screws that should be. Why then did Diane Fienstein, Lindset Graham and Bill Frist right the PERFORM ACT to give the RIAA exactly what they want ?

Their greased..... that's why. Obviously these people ( who you should contact ) are getting paid more by the RIAA than their respect for the will of the people.

Elected Officals..take note. Reasons like this is why American's disrespect the Congress with a 16 % approval rating. CONGRESS doesn't get it !





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