Record Labels Sue XM Radio
by FRED VON LOHMANN
Electronic Frontier Foundation, publication date: 17 May 2006
"Inducement isn't just for pirates anymore: In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in MGM v. Grokster, EFF warned that the newly minted 'inducement' weapon would not be reserved for 'bad actors,' but would also be leveled against legitimate innovators building the next generation of fair use technologies. Sure enough, the complaint accuses XM of inducement based on the following statements in promotional materials: 'Hear It, Click It, Save It!,' '[XM] delivers new music to you everyday and lets you choose tracks to create your own custom playlists,' 'record with the touch of a button,' and 'store up to 50 hours of XM.' Not exactly a pirates 'ahoy,' is it?"