By Wallace Collins on Entertainment Industry Law Issues It started with the Turtles suing SiriusXM, but now all of the leading providers of streaming music are involved in lawsuits concerning pre-1972 sound recordings. New lawsuits have been filed against Apple's Beat Electronics, Sony Entertainment, Google, Rdio, Songza, Slacker and Escape Media Group/Grooveshark. These new proposed class action lawsuits on behalf of various rights-holders of pre-1972 sound recordings seek the disgorgement of profits, punitive damages and a restraining order that would prevent these companies offering digital radio services from further exploiting pre-'72 sound recordings without a license. In bringing the claims...

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