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Judges Allows RIAA to Take XM to Trial Regarding Inno, Helix Players

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The RIAA slaps lawsuits on everyone and their dogs, but how many actually make it to court? This one will. U.S District Judge Deborah Batts ruled that the RIAA may proceed with a lawsuit against XM regarding the recording technology used in the Inno and Helix portable players. XM claimed that the recording technology used in their Inno and Helix is permitted because of the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, which...

...allowed individuals to record content off the radio for private use. From the looks of it, this one may get messy because the judge said that by allowing consumers to store music XM is acting as a broadcaster and distributor but only paying to be a broadcaster. The judge also thought it was silly to use a act meant for cassette tape recording in this, higher-tech circumstance. XM issued a statement saying they are ready to thunderdome it in a court.


Judge: Lawsuit Against XM May Proceed [Via Orbitcast]