Major Labels Sue Pandora Over Classic Hits
Several major record labels announced last week that they are suing Pandora for copyright infringement. The lawsuit pertains to songs recorded prior to 1972 for which the labels contend that Pandora needs to pay licensing fees for.
The Times reports that recordings made before Feb. 15, 1972, are not subject to federal copyright protection and may be missing out on tens of millions of dollars in royalties.
The three major labels involved - Sony, Universal and Warner Music- all believe that they are owed royalties under New York State law. more on this story
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