Pandora Blames CRIA, CRIA blames Canadians

Nice try jerks. Pandora drops the blame on the fees being demanded by record labels and rights societies (like the CRIA).

Canadian Recording Industry Association President Graham Henderson, doing his best to alleviate the music service concerns, essentially says that they are wrong and that licence fees are not problem. Instead, he argues that copyright that is the real reason the services are not entering the country (none of the services interviewed appear to have raised copyright as a concern), claiming that Canadians “have no appetite for a legal marketplace.” Yet according to Pandora, it is the music industry that is to blame, not the law nor individual Canadians.

Michael Geist – Pandora Blames Licensing Costs, Not Copyright for Blocking Canada