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US Supreme Court Declines to hear ASCAP Appeal

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Earlier this week, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) relating to whether digital downloads should be treated as public performances or not. This means the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd District, which affirmed the District Court’s opinion, stands, and this serves as a victory for online music sites, but a blow to ASCAP which collects royalties for songwriters.