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I had been told that BMI or ASCAP had workers out in the field calling businesses at random, looking for business using copyrighted music in their on hold systems. When they found someone they would talk to the owner, (who typically knew nothing about why he needed to pay money to play CD’s on his on-hold system, reasonably thinking it was ridiculous) , the owner would refuse to pay. Then the owner would wind up in court and lose 100% of the time because of the laws. Nice racket.