Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Mopping up some of the few lawyers not already suing the dead and preteen, the RIAA has now launched legal actions against XM Radio.

The music industry cartel believes that, since you can store some programming in one or two XM radio model's memory, that makes it an iPod-like device rather than a radio, and as such, there should be some extra cash given to them. XM, however, believes otherwise.

Naturally, the RIAA is being reasonable and just demanding USD150,000 for each song stored by XM subscribers - representing, we imagine, 79c for a lost sale on iTunes and USD149,999.21 for a bit of a laugh.

Talking of the RIAA - no word yet from them or the BPI in response to our questions about payola.

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