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ASCAP Wants To Be Paid When Your Phone Rings | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Tuesday 23 Jun 2009, 06:55
Filed under: Electronics and Computers

ASCAP Wants To Be Paid When Your Phone Rings | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

ASCAP (the same folks who went after Girl Scouts for singing around a campfire) appears to believe that every time your musical ringtone rings in public, you’re violating copyright law by “publicly performing” it without a license. At least that’s the import of a brief [2.5mb PDF] it filed in ASCAP’s court battle with mobile phone giant AT&T.

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