SiriusXM Hit With Fourth $100 Million Lawsuit in Past Month - Guess the Plantiff

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

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    SiriusXM Hit With Fourth $100 Million Lawsuit in Past Month - Guess the Plaintiff

    Howie will do the "Castro" if the copyright holders win any kind of settlement for the pre-1972 recordings.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/siriusxm-hit-fourth-100-million-620793


    SiriusXM Hit With Fourth $100 Million Lawsuit in Past Month

    The satellite radio giant is dealing with an escalating situation over sound recordings made before 1972.


    For a long time, it's been assumed that SiriusXM has the right to distribute and perform pre-1972 recordings.

    Then last month, Flo & Eddie of The Turtles brought a proposed $100 million class-action lawsuit against the satellite radio giant, premised on the theory that because sound recordings didn't fall under federal copyright protection until 1972, the SiriusXM couldn't rely on statutory royalty rates for these older tunes.

    The initial lawsuit from Flo & Eddie was filed in California, but if state law rather than federal law applies, why stop there? In fact, Flo & Eddie haven't. After filing action in California, the plaintiffs filed another lawsuit in New York. And now, Flo & Eddie have struck a third time, with another proposed class action lawsuit against Sirius in Florida court. The Turtles are crawling across the nation

    Together with a lawsuit filed last week by SoundExchange, which alleges in its own $100 million lawsuit that SiriusXM shouldn't have subtracted pre-'72 recordings from gross revenue calculations, this marks the fourth whopping lawsuit that Sirius has seen in the past month.

    Also, this latest action in Florida court isn't really for just $100 million. Try three times that amount.
     
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  2. Douchebag 007

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    They're gonna beat Sirius with a pair of tennis shoes they got from Jeff Beck
     
  3. BethSucks

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    Howard will want in on the money for playing the old recordings from his dad's sound studio.
     
  4. AcquiringSignal

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    Perhaps they can settle it with a couple Metallica tickets and dog calendar.
     
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    Fucking bait & switch right here
     
  6. bznick

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    Whenever he comes back on live, he'll spend way too much time talking about this and make it about him.
     
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    I remember Flo and Eddie used to be fun guests on the show back in the NBC days. They even had their own show then for awhile. Have they ever been on as guest since then? I don't recall.
     
  8. Joe Bauers

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    The Nerve of them, Trying to get Howard's money. :no:
     
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    They used to be on the THSS on KROCK. I think they had a show for a while, too
     
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    Yes they were on a lot in the early FM days
     
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    i have nothing against the turtles, but i think this sirius success relies on playing a turtles song from the 60s.

    i dont get the 100 mil value
     
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    Class action? :dontknow: Sounds like it's more than just Flo and Eddie as plaintiffs.
     
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    I've seen Flo and Eddie a couple of times in concert - they were very funny.
     
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    class action suits are a license for lawyers to print money
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    the plaintiffs end up with jack shit
     
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    Now that's a good post
     
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    yep, only the lawyers win with a class action. Plaintiffs get $7 bucks a piece literally, lawyers fees on 100 mill, at least 20 to 30 mil on expenses alone, then admin for sending out and corresponding with plaintiffs, service fees for paying out the winnings and the many times they have to go back and forth to court to hammer out the details- you can be talking about 90% in lawyer based fees.
     
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    It would be pretty funny if they won a $300MM judgement against Sirius... just to watch Howard go bezerk when he found out someone else was getting that many marbles for doing nothing.