Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Local Artist Involved In Sattelite Radio Lawsuit

The Wall Street Journal reports that the popular band from the '60, The Turtles, has filed a 100 million dollar lawsuit against sattelite broadcast giant Sirius XM, claiming that the groups music was played without it's permission.  While, what is known as terrestrial radio does not have to pay performers for playing it's music, assuming that the airplay will boost it's sales,  sattellite radio is bound by copyright laws,  however, while federal law protects work done after 1972, works prior to the year are protected by state law. The lead singer of the Turtles is Bellevue based Howard Kaylan. His longtime bandmate Mark Volman is to his left. You can read the specifics of the case by clicking here.

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