Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:

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  1. […] I noted in my ear­lier post, the pub­lic ver­sion of Judge Cote’s deci­sion in the ASCAP / Pan­dora rate court […]

  2. […] The ruling is a massive tomb of writing, and much of it seems like the plot from a terrible movie. But what it really shows is another area where the music industry as a whole is refusing to catch up to the current reality, and that at the end of the day, the companies who are trusted to get fair royalty rates for songwriters are just as evil and greedy as anybody else, stopping at nothing to destroy anyone that doesn’t play their game. […]

  3. […] And the evidence in the ensuing trial revealed the extraordinary pressure being placed on it. In her decision, US judge Denise Cote outlined (p. 97) “troubling coordination” between ASCAP and […]

  4. […] And the evidence in the ensuing trial revealed the extraordinary pressure being placed on it. In her decision, US judge Denise Cote outlined (p. 97) “troubling coordination” between ASCAP and […]

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