Appeals Court Gives Pandora New Hope for Escaping Class Action Over Pre-1972 Recordings

On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals directed a lower federal court to reconsider Pandora’s bid to escape a class action lawsuit over the music service’s streaming of pre-1972 sound recordings. The move is largely attributable to Congress’ recent enactment of the Music Modernization Act, which for the first time, made these earlier works eligible for digital performance royalties.

Source: Appeals Court Gives Pandora New Hope for Escaping Class Action Over Pre-1972 Recordings

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