Internet radio and pandora


#1

The pandora web site gives the following reason for not “streaming” to IP addresses outside the US -

"

Can I listen to Pandora outside of the United States?

Unfortunately, no: we can only stream Pandora to listeners within the United States.

Delivery of Pandora is based on proper licensing from the content rights holders-- we have always believed strongly in honoring the guidelines as determined by the artists, labels and publishers. In the U.S. there is a federal statute called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that provides this license for all the music you hear on Pandora. At this time, there is no equivalent license outside the U.S.

If you visit the www.Pandora.com homepage and you see that your access has been restricted, you may enter your email address to be notified if and when Pandora becomes available legally in your country.

If you registered for Pandora in the past, but are now restricted, you can still see your station information by directly visiting http://www.pandora.com/backstage.

In all honesty, we don’t have the resources to pursue music-streaming licensing arrangements in many countries in the immediate term, but we do have the ultimate goal of being able to offer our service globally. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support."

Why should the resat of the World be hobbled by this. I would like to listen to freely available internet radio streams from the whole world not paid streams. I currently use www.wifiradio-frontier.com. Can this not be used as a model to integrate radio streams to the WDTV live?.


#2

Please suggest this in the IDEA exchange and hopefully developers will think about adding it in the next firmware release.

http://community.wdc.com/t5/ideas/ideaexchangepage/blog-id/idea