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Pandora Faces New Royalty Squeeze As Music Industry Pushes To Lift Longstanding Rules

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    Copyright land grab by The Turtles threatens digital music, will not help young musicians — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Jeff John Roberts - Oct. 5, 2014

    SUMMARY: Oldies groups like The Turtles are getting a lot of attention by suing digital music services. The cases amount to yet another unjustified expansion of copyright law.

    -- It sure seemed like a feel-good moment when sixties singers Flo and Eddie, known for performing hits like The Turtles’ “It Ain’t Me Babe,” beat SiriusXM in a court fight over royalties last month. But as the implications of the duo’s victory becomes clear, the feeling is more like a hangover.

    According to copyright experts, the court ruling will spawn a glut of further lawsuits, and could expose music providers of all types — from Pandora to websites like YouTube — to brand new copyright fees that will ultimately be paid by consumers.

    A closer look at the case shows how it is less about justice for aging singers, and instead a way for the music industry to get new money for old rope.

    Read more at: Copyright land grab by The Turtles threatens digital music, will not help young musicians — Tech News and Analysis
     
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