ASCAP Can't Charge Mobi $41M Licensing Fee: Judge

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers cannot stick MobiTV with $41.3 million in licensing fees for distributing public music performances from 2003 to 2011, but instead must use a formula that puts the figure around $300,000.

Judge Denise L. Cote on Tuesday issued a redacted order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, agreeing with Mobi's argument that wholesale revenues were the appropriate base to use in determining the so-called through-to-the-audience fee, which...
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