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PPCA to Appeal Australian Music Licensing Decision

PPCA to Appeal Australian Music Licensing Decision
January 27, 2011

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), Australia's recording industry association, has made an application to appeal a December Australian Federal Court Ruling on proposed increases to the Fitness Industry Tariff.

The Australian Federal Court overturned a ruling that would have increased Australian health club music licensing fees by 1,500%, raising the costs from $0.97 per exercise class to $15 per class.

If the PPCA application is heard by the High Court, it is likely to be held during the autumn. While the issue is pending, any further proceedings in the Copyright Tribunal will be deferred. The current Licence Scheme for Tariff V will remain in place until this is resolved.

For more information go to www.operationmusic.org.au/news.html

18th June 2010 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA TO APPEAL COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL DECISION

19th May 2010 - FITNESS FIRST ISSUES COPYRIGHT FREE MUSIC CHALLENGE

17th May 2010 - FITNESS CENTRES HIT BY TRIBUNAL DECISION ON MUSIC FEES

16th March 2009 - FITNESS MUSIC BATTLE HEADS TO COURT


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