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Ring ring ka-ching.
If the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) gets its way, phone carriers will have to pay more money every time a customized cell phone rings in public—which ASCAP, a fierce non-profit defender of performers’ rights—claims is copyright violation.
In a press release, the civil liberties advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urges a federal court to reject ASCAP’s “bogus” claims, warning that the royalty fight “could raise costs