Members of the 1960s rock band The Turtles sued satellite radio giant Sirius XM, saying that the company has to pay the band for playing pre-1972 songs, even though those songs aren’t protected by federal copyright.
The problem for Sirius is that many states have their own copyright laws that offer longer protection.
Sirius suffered a stinging setback last year when a New York federal judge ruled in The Turtles’ favor. However, yesterday she ruled that before the company has to pay up, it will be allowed to take the issue up to the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
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