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RIM out to eradicate ‘truetone’ piracy disease

The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) is setting out to battle the piracy of various ringtones. The creation of any form of ringtone (monophonic, polyphonic or truetone) involves a royalty payment of one form or another, and RIM seems to feel that a large number of the ringtones sold in Malaysia don’t pay that royalty. I support the protection of intellectual property in all its forms, but I’m still waiting for the day when ringtones become more reasonably priced. I suspect that will happen when truetones become more common and people are able to record songs straight from their legally-purchased CDs onto their mobiles to use as ringtones. (via Ringtonia)