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ASCAP demands additional payment for custom ringtones

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:42 AM
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ASCAP demands additional payment for custom ringtones


rawstory.com

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
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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:42 AM
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The first line in the quoted text pretty much says it all.
rig Ka-ching.
I have little doubt any person, or any group who could think up a reason to get a few coins out of the mass public every time a phone rings would do so. This also shows another good point of society that always good to keep in mind, that legal professionals are businessmen.


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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 05:09 AM
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That makes me sick. These millionaire artists and producers become even richer while the common man gets poorer. This is almost as bad as that new "radio artist tax" which charges radio stations an extra tax to play a song which in turn limits budgets at stations so there will be less news, traffic, events/giveaways, and weather, but plenty more of something we apparently don't get enough of: Commercials. Unbelievable.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 06:03 AM
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CT
yes that is it. There are just some people out who, if they could find a way to do it would charge everyone to breath the air.



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