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Friday, July 18, 2008

Ringtone Downloads

I wonder if there's still a place for mobile businesses for ringtones download in our country? Used to be when you want to download ringtones, the store wherein you purchased your mobile phone already loads your mobile phone with "free ringtones", however that changed when the local music industry cracked down on these stores that offer ringtone downloads since they're violating the Intellectual Property Code. So if you want to have the ringtone of your favorite song you need to legally download it either from Smart or Globe for a price.

But the local ringtone industry is suffering since some tech savvy individuals would just transfer the MP3 file from a ripped CD. Technically, the individual is not violating any copyright law under the Philippine IPC since it's for their "personal use". Internationally, I think other laws still considers this a form of piracy.

Anyways, what I'm trying to say is, if you're a music fan, even downloading a ringtone legally would redound to your favorite musician's benefit due to royalty.