Canadian songwriters, publishers sue XM Radio Canada operator over unpaid royalties
Groups representing Canadian songwriters and publishers have sued Canadian Satellite Radio, which operates XM Radio Canada, for unpaid copyright royalties.
The plaintiffs, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) and the Society of Canadian Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), are seeking payment of royalties dating back to 2005 . All three plaintiffs have joined forces in one lawsuit. The allegations have not been proven in court.