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Pandora closes door for most non US customers

PandoraInternet radio service Pandora is no longer available to most customers outside of the United States and Britain. The network has been unable to reach licensing agreements with most copyright holders in most other countries.

The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires copyright holders to license their content to internet broadcasters, but most countries have no such law.

Founder Tim Westergren says the company has been receiving pressure from record labels and could not hold out any longer. Ironically, the move comes the same day that Pandora and other internet music broadcasters received a two month reprieve from increased royalty fees in the U.S.

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