Major Record Labels Launch Copyright Lawsuit Against Pandora

(New York, NY) -- The major record labels are standing up for oldies artists and themselves in court. "The New York Times" says Sony, Warner, Universal, and ABKCO have teamed up in a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora, claiming the outlet has been playing songs recorded before 1972 without authorization. This material is not protected under federal copyright laws, but the labels are arguing that they're still covered under state law. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan are among the many artists specifically mentioned in the lawsuit.