Judge May Tap DOJ In Pandora-ASCAP Row

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 8:32 PM ET) -- A federal judge said Wednesday that a royalties dispute between Internet radio service Pandora Media Inc. and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, may need input from the U.S. Department of Justice, which has a long-standing antitrust settlement with the licensing group.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said she may ask the DOJ to weigh in on the rights that ASCAP has under a consent decree that governs its licensing.

ASCAP licenses music and collects royalties for its members, a group that...
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Pandora Media, Inc. v. United States of America et al


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1:12-cv-08035

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

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Denise L. Cote

Date Filed

November 4, 2012

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