Songwriters and publishers won’t be due royalties from mobile operators every time a subscriber’s phone rings, according to a US federal court ruling. Judge Denise Cote ruled that ringtones don’t count as public performances, so operators don’t have to pay performance royalties in addition to their existing payments for the downloads. US collecting society ASCAP maintained the opposite, sparking the court case.

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