The RIAA says the $399 Pioneer Inno, which stores up to 50 hours of XM Satellite programming, is a tool for copyright infringement and can act as the equivalent of a download service such as iTunes. The recording industry sued XM Satellite for $150,000 in damages for every song copied by XM customers using the devices, which went on sale earlier this month.
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