Okay - I need to find some answers to yet another client conundrum.
I just received a spot from a client for broadcast, which they produced themselves. It contains a cell phone ring that is a song. The whole spot has "We Will Rock You" ring. It's not the actual song, but tones.
My question is, are cell phone tone rings copyrighted material? I can't see how it couldn't be... since it is still a song which someone had to compose.
This client is not a cell phone company.
TIA - TC