What does copyright protection mean to copyright owners? It means the right to say no. This right is the bargaining chip that turns songs into assets and music publishing into a multibillion-dollar bu

What does copyright protection mean to copyright owners? It means the right to say no. This right is the bargaining chip that turns songs into assets and music publishing into a multibillion-dollar business worldwide. With the advent of ringtones, however, do music publishers always have the right to say no? Read Susan Butler's column.