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Sirius and XM Slapped With Patent Infringement Suit

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 doesn't 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 don't 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

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