Radio: More Trouble for ASCAP

Six years ago, the Department of Justice filed an anti-trust suit against ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers). Bogged down until last December, the case warmed up when trust-busting Thurman Arnold turned it over to plump, blond Victor Waters, his able assistant. Since then the Department has been busy bolstering its contention that ASCAP is a monopoly. Thread of the Government argument: Since ASCAP insists that clients contract for all ASCAP tunes or none, any individual composer who is a member of ASCAP is deprived of potential profits when ASCAP terms are refused. "The profit from a song," says...

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