RIAA Goes After Satellite Radio


nicholasjay writes ‘The RIAA is at it again. Now they don’t like satellite radio. From the article ‘The record industry … believes the recording capability [of satellite radio receivers] is a clear copyright violation and could take revenue away from paid download music services.’ This comes on the heels of both Sirius and XM announcing mp3 enabled players and the ability to record music heard on the radio. Also from the article: ‘RIAA may seek $1 billion plus in music rights fees for a new contract covering 2007 to 2012 to replace the current $80 million pact that expires in 2006.

The RIAA really needs to back off and embrace new technology. They’re going to lose this war.