ASCAP Loses Bid To See AT&T, Apple IPhone Deals

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A judge has batted down a discovery request by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers to access agreements between AT&T Mobility LLC and Apple Inc. regarding AT&T's data plans for Apple's iPhone device, as part of ASCAP's suit seeking a determination of music licensing fees for ring tones from cell phone service providers.

The judge issued an order denying ASCAP's request for production in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Sept. 2, citing undisclosed reasons stated in a conference...
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