Rightsholders should be paid for online radio plays, says Aussie court

Tom Pakinkis

Rightsholders should be paid additional fees for plays via online simulcasts – where a radio station is broadcast via the internet as well as on the airwaves, Australia’s Federal Court has ruled.  

The case in question has seen Australian collection society PPCA conflict with the country’s commercial radio sector.

Trade body Commercial Radio Australia had argued that transmission over the internet formed part of existing licensing already in place and therefore didn’t require additional payments. The PPCA, however, argued ...

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