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Music publisher Wixen has taken issue at Pandora's use of lyrics to works administered by the publisher when users of the online music service stream tracks.


  • Wixen has accused Pandora of massive and continuing unauthorized commercial exploitation of the lyrics and is claiming maximum statutory damages of $150,000 for each work infringed.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the copyright infringement case brought by Wixen against Pandora over unauthorized use of lyrics.
  • Assesses the implications of Wixen's success in the case and what it could mean for other publishers and digital music services.

Key questions answered

  • Why is Wixen suing Pandora for copyright infringement?
  • What implications could the case have for other music publishers and music services?

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Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Lyrics services and sources under the microscope
  • Wixen accuses Pandora or copyright infringement
  • Exasperation at ignorance of the law


  • Author

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