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The Florida Supreme Court has brought to an end the pre-1972 recordings royalties claim in the state by former Turtles members Flo & Eddie against satellite radio service SiriusXM.


  • The decision in Florida follows a similar ruling in New York. Only California's Supreme Court is left to rule on the issue of whether royalties are payable on pre-1972 recordings.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the case brought by former Turtles members Flo & Eddie against satellite radio service SiriusXM.
  • Explains the court's reasoning for denying the musicians claims and how their case for pre-1972 royalties now rests with a court in California.

Key questions answered

  • Why do the ex-Turtles members believe they should receive royalties when SiriusXM broadcasts their music?
  • Why has the Supreme Court in Florida ruled that SiriusXM is not liable to pay royalties?

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  • Summary
  • Dispute over 1972 royalties heading for a conclusion
  • Clarity from the Supreme Court
  • No pre-1972 royalties payable in Florida


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