American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)

Lead trial counsel in litigation against Apple, AT&T Wireless, Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Ericsson Wireless, Microsoft, MobiTV, and Verizon Wireless concerning rates to be paid for copyright licenses for the public performance of music over the Internet and wireless devices; cases resolved before and after trial of the MobiTV matter; continued representation of client in ongoing compliance with settlement agreements and negotiations with new licensees. Among other things, obtained ruling from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that use of previews by wireless carriers to sell ringtones and ringback tones was not a fair use under copyright law.

*Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.