Pandora plus disponible ailleurs qu’aux USA

Pandora ne serait plus disponible à l’extérieur des États-Unis à partir d’aujourd’hui. En effet, la reconnaissance du pays par adresse IP devrait limiter de beaucoup le nombre d’abonnés hors US au site.

C’est dommage d’en arriver la. Ce site était vraiment bien pour découvrir des artistes méconnus…

La raison de cette fermeture au reste du monde est assez simple. Il n’existe pas de pendant au dans le reste du monde ce qui résulte en une obligation de négocier directement avec les ayants droits individuellement afin de pouvoir faire jouer leur musique.

Via Techcrunch

Dear Pandora Visitor,

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for most listeners located outside of the U.S. 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.

We believe that you are in France (your IP address appears to be XX.XX.XX.XX). If you believe we have made a mistake, we apologize and ask that you please contact us at pandora-support@pandora.com

If you are a paid subscriber, please contact us at pandora-support@pandora.com and we will issue a pro-rated refund to the credit card you used to sign up. If you have been using Pandora, we will keep a record of your existing stations and bookmarked artists and songs, so that when we are able to launch in your country, they will be waiting for you.

We will be notifying listeners as licensing agreements are established in individual countries. If you would like to be notified by email when Pandora is available in your country, please enter your email address below. The pace of global licensing is hard to predict, but we have the ultimate goal of being able to offer our service everywhere.

We share your disappointment and greatly appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

Tim Westergen

Tim Westergren
Founder

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