While Pandora won a victory in its rate-court trial with ASCAP when the judge ruled that the performing rights organization's consent decree precludes publishers from withdrawing digital rights, ASCAP itself may also emerge as a winner because of that ruling.

As it was, three of the four largest music publishers, Sony/ATV, which administers EMI Music Publishing; Universal Music Publishing Group; and BMG Chrysalis had all withdrawn their digital rights, while the fourth, Warner/Chappell Music, was leaning in that direction but waiting to see how the judge would rule.

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