January 12, 2010

BMI sues T-Mobile USA over ringbacks

Performing rights organization BMI has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against T-Mobile USA, alleging the operator sold ringback tones without the necessary licensing agreements in place. FierceMobile Content reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe BMI suit follows on the heels of a 2009 ruling that ringtones played aloud in public do not constitute a true performance, rejecting copyright violation charges lodged by ASCAP which filed a lawsuit against AT&T in June 2009.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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Related:

-- Court Approves Ringtone Lawsuit Settlement

-- Links to ringtones and lawsuits

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