Bill Would Require Satellite Radio to Pay for Downloads

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require satellite radio companies to compensate the music industry for downloads, industry and congressional sources said. The legislation, by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and majority leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is aimed at compensating copyright holders as satellite radio services become distribution services.

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