Judge Rules for Pandora in Dispute with ASCAP

Pandora Media Inc., the biggest Internet radio service, won a court order to stop a group representing songwriters and music publishers from limiting the number of songs that it licenses to Pandora. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan said in a ruling that Pandora’s five-year license beginning Jan. 1, 2011, won’t be affected by withdrawals of new-media licensing rights from the repertory of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.