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Sirius XM Loses Lawsuit on Royalties for Oldies

Per the NY Times:

"In a case that could have wide implications for the digital music business, a federal judge in California ruled on Monday that Sirius XM, the satellite radio giant, was liable for copyright infringement for failing to pay royalties on recordings made before 1972.

"The case, filed last year by members of the 1960s band the Turtles (which recorded “Happy Together”), concerns an obscure aspect of music copyright that has become a major focus in the music industry’s efforts to collect more money from digital media."