Memo To UK: No Pandora For You
"UK Pandora users received an email that included the following:
As you probably know, in July of 2007 we had to block usage of Pandora outside the U.S. because of the lack of a viable license structure for Internet radio streaming in other countries. It was a terrible day. We did however hold out some hope that a solution might exist for the UK, so we left it unblocked as we worked diligently with the rights organizations to negotiate an economically workable license fee….Pandora will stop streaming to the UK as of January 15th, 2008
What are the MCPS / PRS and the PPL doing here - how come they can't figure this out? What a shame. A great service that everyone wants, and a great way to promote music, and still no way to get it legally. All this is doing is keeping money away from artists and writers, and forcing the users into circumvention. Arghhh!!!