Legal News

Pandora Has Legal Right to Access Music Catalogues
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Pandora music

Summary: A court ruling reemphasized that the federal regulation, consent decree, does not allow publishers to withdrawal partial rights from ASCAP in order to deny rights to some providers like Pandora.

A federal appeals court has said that Pandora, the Internet music provider, cannot be restricted by the music publishing companies of Universal, EMI, and Sony/ATV to the catalogues of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

  
What
Where


ASCAP was setting different rates for different providers. The court set a rate of 1.85 percent on the public performance of songs in the catalog for Pandora and other Internet radio services. The court also ruled on the way music publishers can make deals with ASCAP to represent their songs. The publishers withdrew their rights from the catalog, forcing Pandora to negotiate with the publishers instead of just ASCAP. Pandora ended up paying higher royalty fees. The court ruled that the publishers doing this violated the federal regulations, known as the consent decree. A publisher is not allowed to pick and choose who gets access to their music once they release the rights. An individual copyright holder is still free to choose whether to license their work through ASCAP or refuse to license to whomever they choose.

The ASCAP is asking for changes to be made to the consent decree to allow for partial withdrawal of rights. ASCAP represents nearly half of the music composers and publishers in the U.S., giving them dominating power over the performance-rights market.

Source: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202725678269/Circuit-Affirms-Pandoras-Access-to-Music-Catalogues

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Photo: aristake.com





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-WY-Laramie

Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Intellectual Property Legal Assistant

USA-TX-San Antonio

Full Time IP Legal Assistant. Our firm specializes in Intellectual Property Law so knowledge of pate...

Apply now

Practice Management Assistant / Litigation Paralegal

USA-LA-Baton Rouge

Interesting and challenging small law firm seeking practice management / litigation parale...

Apply now

Estate Planning Attorney

USA-CO-Denver

Minimum five years of experience in estate planning and estate administration. J.D. required. Job...

Apply now

Senior Matrimonial Attorney

USA-NY-Cedarhurst

Growing Long Island Law Firm in Cedarhurst, NY, seeks a full-time Senior Attorney with at least 10 y...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top