Pandora Shut Down Outside US For Licensing Dispute


Slashdot is reporting Pandora in France is displaying a sad message for those abroad who love this amazing service. Here is a letter from one of their readers:

I’m in France for the summer and have been listening to Pandora at
work. I tried logging on tonight and was greeted with a surprising
message: ‘We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing
constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the US.
We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly
global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its
use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other
alternative. … The pace of global licensing is hard to predict, but
we have the ultimate goal of being able to offer our service
everywhere.’ I’m not sure what the deal is or what licensing
requirements suddenly changed, but Pandora in France is no more…”

Hopefully Pandora will soon work this out to keep giving the people the awesome experience of their service.

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