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Sunday, 11 July 2004

IS THE NUMBER UP FOR RINGTONES?

The BBC reports that ringtones may be the next industry to be hit by piracy. The market for mobile phone ringtones was worth £1.8billion last year and is set to expand. Already many websites exist which offer the tuneful tones without the necessary copyright licences. Although some countries have agreements for the collection of royalties, many don’t. The fear is that piracy will nip this market in the bud.

The IPKat is contemplating a return to communicating via smoke signals.

70,300,00 places to get ringtones here

1 comment:

Mobtex Limited said...

i think the smoke signals is a good idea, i'd have to start selling matches and kindling though rather than ringtones to make my living! ;)

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