Pandora WTF



  • You might know that Pandora ( www.pandora.com ), a great and free music exploring and listening site, excluded listeners outside the US of A since yesterday. I think they need to recheck their atlas...

    Pandora WTF 

     

     

     

     

    I believe you have made a mistake, so apologize !

    btw: I used an anonymising proxy, located in the US of A.




  • For those of us that can't pull images here at work, could you quote the pertinent text?



  • @KattMan said:

    For those of us that can't pull images here at work

    what? 



  • Shure thing:

     

    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.

    	<p><u><i><b>
    	We believe that you are in </b></i><b><i>United States</i> </b></u>(your IP address appears to be <b>129.82.12.188</b>).  <i><b><u>I</u><u>f you believe we have made a mistake, we apologize</u></b></i> and ask that you please contact us at 
    	<script language="JavaScript">
    		<!-- Begin
    		user = "pandora-support";
    		site = "pandora.com";
    		document.write('<a href=\"mailto:' + user + '@' + site + '\">');
    		document.write(user + '@' + site + '</a>');
    		// End -->
    	</script><a href="mailto:pandora-support@pandora.com" mce_href="mailto:pandora-support@pandora.com">pandora-support@pandora.com</a>
    	</p>
    
    			<p>
    	If you are a paid subscriber, please contact us at 
    	<script language="JavaScript">
    		<!-- Begin
    		user = "pandora-support";
    		site = "pandora.com";
    		document.write('<a href=\"mailto:' + user + '@' + site + '\">');
    		document.write(user + '@' + site + '</a>');
    		// End -->
    	</script><a href="mailto:pandora-support@pandora.com" mce_href="mailto:pandora-support@pandora.com">pandora-support@pandora.com</a>
    

    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.

    	<p> 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.

    	<p>
    	We share your disappointment and greatly appreciate your understanding.</p><p>
    	
    	
    	Sincerely, <br></p><p>
    	Tim Westergren<br>
    	Founder <br></p><p>&nbsp;</blockquote></p><p><br>Important parts underlined, bold and italic for your convenience =)&nbsp;</p><p>But WTF can you not view images at work? Lynx?&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>


  • There's a story on digg about how to be a "hacker" and access Pandora from outside the US.  Evidently using a proxy qualifies as "l337" these days....

    Pandora's probably blocking IPs of known proxies as a response. 



  • My guess is his workplace blocks imageshack.



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    There's a story on digg about how to be a
    "hacker" and access Pandora from outside the US.  Evidently using a
    proxy qualifies as "l337" these days....

    Pandora's probably blocking IPs of known proxies as a response. 

     

    @Digg.com said:

    This is the Internet, and it
    ’s easy to be a hacker nowadays, so here’s a couple of services you can use to access Pandora from wherever you are

    This is called irony! 



  • I can get in from Canada with no problem...



  • @Albatross said:

    I can get in from Canada with no problem...

    Well, it says 'most users outside of the U.S.' so maybe they're leaving things open for our neighbors to the north (after all, it's the honorable thing to do)



  • @Suutar said:

    My guess is his workplace blocks imageshack.

    Exactly!
     



  • @Albatross said:

    I can get in from Canada with no problem...

     

    Of course you can... Canada is just the 51st state... 



  • Geolocation is a bitch, since it's mostly guesswork. Just email them and tell them "Hay u guyz maed a mistake" and maybe link to this post.



  • @WeatherGod said:

    @Albatross said:

    I can get in from Canada with no problem...

     

    Of course you can... Canada is just the 51st state... 

    Their blog says Canada and the UK are safe.

    I don't really get a move like this right now, given the legal pressure they're getting in the US as well.  I mean they have like...11 days until those asinine new royalty laws are going to force them out of business here too.  I guess they're hoping for a last minute change of heart.
     



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    @WeatherGod said:
    @Albatross said:

    I can get in from Canada with no problem...

     

    Of course you can... Canada is just the 51st state... 

    Their blog says Canada and the UK are safe.

    I don't really get a move like this right now, given the legal pressure they're getting in the US as well.  I mean they have like...11 days until those asinine new royalty laws are going to force them out of business here too.  I guess they're hoping for a last minute change of heart.


    I believe they've been given a 60-day reprieve.



  • @WeatherGod said:

    @Albatross said:

    I can get in from Canada with no problem...

    Of course you can... Canada is just the 51st state... 

    Quiet, you fool!  The last time we angered the Canadians, they burned down our White House!



  • The new royalty law is already in place. As of right now, many US-webcasters are broke... on paper. They've been given a 60 day reprieve because the copyright board is nice like that...
    And hopefully that new 'webcasters equality act' will be in place before that. That'll give webcasters the same royalty fees as satellite radio has. Which much more fair.

    (DWTF-goers from the USA, please go to savenetradio.org and see what you can do to help them) 


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