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Pandora v ASCAP: Should New Media Mean New Royalties?

Pandora v ASCAP: Should New Media Mean New Royalties?

In a potentially important battle in determining law surrounding internet streaming services, Pandora has sued the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, asking that the judge reduce the rate Pandora pays for streaming music. Pandora claims that it pays far higher a percentage in revenue than traditional broadcasters for use of the licensed material. The eventual outcome of this legal battle and ones like it could help shape the way new and developing media companies obtain licensing in the world of digital downloads and a rapidly changing industry.

Evan Morse

Evan Morse is a 2L at Fordham Law, who attended Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations as an undergraduate. In addition to being a staffer on the IPLJ, he is an avid sports and entertainment law enthusiast. While it may be too late for him to become a professional athlete, he believes it is definitely not too late to negotiate with one.