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Kenyan Mobile Service Providers risk legal action over music and ringtone downloads.

Another interesting story that came out today in the Business Daily is that Mobile Value Added Service (VAS) Providers are very much at risk of being legally charged for offering music and ringtone downloads without respect to copyright laws or the authority of the musicians. I’ve never thought much about this issue in the past when I have downloaded ringtones but clearly it must be super lucrative if there are no royalties being paid out. I’d be very concerned for the dometsic and regional musicians who are probably struggling to make ends meet financially and yet some mobile services companies could be selling their music for a tidy profit! For the full story, go here>

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  1. June 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Moses, it is indeed a good business. Sad thing that artists themselves are clueless as to how to go about it.At the same time, i as much as MCSK has come out guns blazing on the same, i still have a credibility issue with them.

    Most VAS providers either sign with individual artists who move volume while keeping records of the non volume movers ready for the day they will come knocking for their payday.

    Thing is how does the artist know who is selling their stuff?

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