XM Issues Statement About RIAA Lawsuit
May 21, 2006 3:33 PM
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XM will not concede to the RIAA quietly
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.
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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5/22/2006 11:02:57 AM
SO then when HD radio gets bigger, then we should see these stations being sued too? Or would it be the companies that will make the DAR's (Digital Audio Recorder's)?
The point is that this is a freakin joke. I can *maybe* understand downloading music in a lossless format being frowned upon, but do you seriously believe that the signal XM and Sirius send out is uncompressed bit level complete?
Oh and there is software that you can use to record sat radio.
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