Los Angeles
– Performing rights organization BMI has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit
against wireless network operator T-Mobile USA (NYSE: DT), alleging the carrier has not properly
licensed music used on its ringback tone service, The Register reported.

In the
lawsuit, filed on Dec. 19 in federal court in Los Angeles, BMI alleges that T-Mobile has
infringed on over 50 titles from its repertoire.

"Despite extensive BMI
efforts spanning several years, T-Mobile has not signed a license agreement,"
BMI told The Register in a statement.


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