In a ruling that could have major impact on all broadcasters, California U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez ruled that Sirius XM must pay copyright fees for pre-1972 recordings. Flo & Eddie of The Turtles brought the lawsuit in 2013 over the public performance of "Happy Together" and their other pre-1972 sound recordings seeking $100 million in damages. Let The Lawsuits Begin Lawyers representing other artist who released recording prior to 1972 are salivating over the court ruling, which reads: “On undisputed facts, Sirius XM publicly performs Flo & Eddie’s sound recordings without authorization to do so…At minimum, Flo &...

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