Sirius and XM are under fire from various industry organizations and the public in general for their upcoming merger. Earlier last month, the two companies agreed to merge in a $13 billion deal that would create the largest satellite radio entity in North America. The FCC stepped in and indicated that such a merger would not go through easily, and that an approval would be highly unlikely. Trouble doesnt end there for Sirius and XM. George Hindman of Austin, Texas-based company Keystone Autonics was awarded a patent just back in January 2007 and this week, Keystone Autonics filed a patent infringement suit against both Sirius and XM, claiming that both companies are using Keystone Autonics" technology. Oh and dont forget our beloved RIAA is lobbying for support of a bill that would restrict users from being able to locally store and record songs aired over satellite radio.
News source: DailyTech