Music companies Sony, Warner and Universal complain Pandora




Streaming music service Pandora is being sued by record companies Sony, Warner and Universal. Who argue that although Pandora according to federal laws have to pay about music from before 1972, in accordance with specific state laws of the United States should do. No royalties

The companies argue that Pandora has to pay for songs like “Hey Jude” by The Beatles and “I Got You” by James Brown, and for more recent music of the companies equally well. According to the companies Pandora creates millions in lost revenue, so writes The New York Times. A representative of Pandora states that the company “has confidence in his legal position and looks forward to a quick resolution of the case.”

The United States has a federal copyright law introduced in 1972. That means all the music that was produced from that time, which falls under copyright law and about Pandora must pay royalties to the right having record companies, which the company does. However, before this national copyright law was introduced, a number of U.S. states have developed their own copyright laws. Similarly, in New York. Since companies rely on now.


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