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EMI and XM Satellite radio settle lawsuit

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2008 22:25

EMI and XM Satellite radio settle lawsuit The Big 4 record label EMI has said they have finally reached a settlement in its lawsuit brought against XM Satellite Radio.
The lawsuit, which was brought forward in May 2006, revolved around the Pioneer Inno music player which allowed suers to record on-air streams from XM programming. EMI, and the rest of the Big 4 labels considered that ability a violation of copyright and subsequently sued the satellite radio giant. The player cannot distinguish the difference between authorized and unauthorized music and brought comparisons to cassette players that can record streams right from FM radio.

EMI's settlement marks the end of the lawsuit, which had already seen 3 settlements last December for Warner, Universal and Sony BMG.

The terms of the latest settlement were not disclosed.

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