Copyright Tribunal

  1. Australia's High Court Decides Commercial Radio Should Pay for Internet Simulcasts

    August 15, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Australia's commerical radio stations who streamed music via online simulcasts should pay a separate license fee, the country’s High Court has decided. In doing so, the court has drawn a line under a legal battle which has rumbled on for mo ...

  2. Business Matters: Spotify Already Has At Least 1 Million U.S. Users, Source Says

    August 05, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Spotify Already Has Around 1 Million U.S. Users, Says Source -- How is Spotify doing in the U.S.? One industry executive estimates the popular music service, which launched in the U.S. in mid-July, has amassed at least one million total users in j ...

  3. Business Matters: Who Pays for Antipiracy Enforcement?

    July 18, 2011 10:22 PM EDT Who Pays for Antipiracy Enforcement? -- Here's a good question: should ISPs in New Zealand pay the enforcement costs of three strikes? It's more than an academic question. A stakeholder that bears no direct costs in fighting piracy has a ...

  4. Business Matters: New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Strict Anti-Piracy Law

    April 14, 2011 6:52 PM EDT New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Strict Anti-Piracy Law -- New Zealand lawmakers have passed legislation that outlaws file sharing and threatens repeat offenders with disconnection of Internet service up to six months. The new law will go into effect Se ...

  5. Aus Court Rejects PPCA Fitness Tariff

    December 13, 2010 2:15 PM EST Australian neighboring rights body PPCA must now sweat on its fitness industry tariff after the Federal Court sent the case back to the Copyright Tribunal for a redetermination. After a bruising battle, the Tribunal on May 17 applied a massive new ...

  6. New Zealand Edges Towards Three-Strikes

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand has edged closer to adopting a "three-strikes" policy. Parliament's commerce select committee has recommended several changes to the Copyright (infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill, and contains a compromise on Intern ...

  7. 'Record Year' For APRA, AMCOS

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society have reported a "record year" for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010, with new highs generated in top-line reve ...

  8. U.K. Court Overturns Video Royalty Ruling

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT VPL, which licenses the broadcast and performance of music videos in the U.K., has won its appeal against a Copyright Tribunal decision on royalty rates. In September 2009, the Tribunal ruled in favor of music television company CSC Media Group Li ...

  9. Fitness Clubs To Appeal Music Tariff Ruling

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian neighboring rights body PPCA may have to hold off celebrating any new windfalls from the fitness sector. National heath and fitness trade association Fitness Australia, whose members operate 1,100 gyms, has appealed the Copyright Tribun ...

  10. PPL Results Hit By $26 Million Refund

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. neighboring rights organization PPL 's income fell in 2009 as a result of the Copyright Tribunal decision that went against it. In its annual report, presented at the AGM in London today (June 9), PPL revealed that refunds totaled £18.1 ...

  11. NZ Tribunal OKs Royalty Rights Hike

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A long-running dispute over radio royalty rights in New Zealand has finally been resolved, resulting in a hike in rates. Ruling on a case originally brought last year by New Zealand neighboring rights collecting society Phonographic Performances ( ...

  12. Australian Fitness Class Music Fees To Soar

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia has out-muscled the country's fitness industry as a long-running battle over music fees comes to a conclusion. Australia's Copyright Tribunal today (May 17) ruled in favor of the PPCA and ...

  13. NZ Anti-Piracy Bill Passes First Reading

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand's Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill has unanimously passed its first reading in parliament. The graduated response system was described by commerce minister Simon Power as "a fair and balanced process to deal ...

  14. U.K. Biz Issues Blueprint For Global Success

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. Music, the umbrella trade group for the music industry, has published a blueprint that outlines a plan for the British industry to challenge for the position as the world's No. 1 music creator by 2020. The document, "Liberating Crea ...

  15. Australia's PPCA Wants Radio Income Cap Removed

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's PPCA is challenging the country's commercial radio sector for a bigger cut of broadcast income. On behalf of its membership, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia launched a constitutional case in the High Court a ...

  16. PPL Fails To Overturn Fees Case Ruling

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. music licensing organization PPL has failed to overturn the July 2009 Copyright Tribunal ruling on three of its public performance tariffs. High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold today (Feb. 12) issued his judgment on PPL's appeal, stating t ...

  17. Australian Copyright Tribunal Sets New Royalty Rate

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia has a new royalty rate for digital music and video downloads. The country's Copyright Tribunal has established a new tariff payable to composers, songwriters and music publishers, and in doing so has put an end to a clash which pitt ...

  18. NZ Biz Cautious On Revised Copyright Law

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand music industry has reacted cautiously to revised copyright legislation which offers a 'three warnings' solution to online piracy - but only a limited 'struck out' component. The government unveiled the new-look ...

  19. Australian Copyright Tribunal Ponders Download Rate

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Copyright Tribunal has begun its deliberations over the country's digital download royalty rate for authors rights. The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the society's sister organization AMCOS (Austra ...

  20. PPL 'Disappointed' At Copyright Tribunal Verdict

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music licensing organization PPL has lost its Copyright Tribunal case on tariffs for the hospitality sector, in a ruling that will also impact on its tariffs on offices and factories. It has announced that it will appeal the decision at the H ...

  21. Australian Eateries Weeks Away From New Music Rates

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's cafes and restaurants have until the end of the month to consider whether music will remain a core ingredient to their businesses. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) on Dec. 1 will implement a new tariff cove ...

  22. New Zealand Govt Revives Anti-Piracy Law

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Serial copyright offenders in New Zealand could still have their accounts terminated under revised legislation - but only after a lengthy process involving both mediation and an independent tribunal. The government today (July 14) unveiled its rev ...

  23. Aussie Restaurants Face Performance Rate Increase

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aussie restaurateurs have been getting away with paying too little, too long for the music they use to create ambience. That's the basis of an argument presented by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia, which has begun targeting ...

  24. U.K. Streaming Rates Rise And Fall

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. authors rights body PRS for Music has announced new performance right rates for streaming services in the United Kingdom, effective July 1. The headline royalty rate will increase from 8% to 10.5% of a streaming site's revenue, while the ...

  25. YouTube Blocks Music Videos In Germany

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Negotiations between Google subsidiary YouTube and the German collection society GEMA about the extension of their licensing agreement have broken down, according to a statement from GEMA's Munich-based CEO Dr. Harald Heker. GEMA reported tha ...

  26. Opinion: Rates Should Reflect Music's True Value

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT How successful would a nightclub be if it didn't play music? That was one of the questions facing Australia's Copyright Tribunal last year when it had to decide on setting a new royalty rate for nightclubs to pay for using recorded music ...

  27. Australia's PPCA Push Fitness Centers For Higher Rates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), which represents the interests of recording artists and labels, wants commercial gym classes to pay more for its use of recorded music. The organization has proposed to the Copyright Tribun ...

  28. O'Donnell Returns For Fourth Term As PPCA Chair

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's CEO John O'Donnell has been re-elected for a fourth year as chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board. Also joining the board as licensor representative is Sebastian Chase, founder a ...

  29. "Needletime" Breakthrough At SA's Moshito Conference

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Africa's labels body has used the platform of the fourth annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition to unveil details of a new national collecting society. The new society, the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAM ...

  30. Aussie Venues Launch Action Against PPCA

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian hotel and nightclub industries have jointly launched a Federal Court appeal against the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia's win to raise licensing fees. Last month, the Copyright Tribunal allowed the PPCA -- which r ...

  31. Pandora Refuses To Rule Out U.K. Launch

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pandora has not shut the door on launching its Internet streaming service in the United Kingdom. Pandora baulked at going live in Britain following the announcement of new Webcaster royalty rates set recently by Britain's Copyright Tribunal. ...

  32. Yahoo! Blasts U.K. Online Royalty Decision

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music has attacked the per-track minimum payments structure for U.K. digital sales which was endorsed earlier this week by the Copyright Tribunal. The U.K. Tribunal, which settles copyright disputes, approved the settlement reached between ...

  33. MCPS-PRS General Counsel Evans Exits

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crispin Evans will exit as general counsel of the MCPS-PRS Alliance, with immediate effect, after his post was made redundant. In a statement issued today, the Alliance paid respect to Evans for having dealt with "a number of significant issu ...

  34. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach settlement with U.K. authors' rights society the MCPS-PRS Alliance with regards to the fracas over online and mobile royalty rates. Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach ...

  35. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three online companies continue with Tribunal action. Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach settlement with U.K. authors' rights society the MCPS-PRS Alliance with regards to the fracas over online and mobile royalty rates. A ...

  36. MusicNet, Napster Settle With MCPS-PRS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MusicNet and Napster have reached a settlement with the U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance over online and mobile royalty rates. MusicNet and Napster have reached a settlement with the U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance over online and mobile royalty rates. ...

  37. MusicNet, Napster Settle With MCPS-PRS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MusicNet and Napster have reached a settlement with the U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance over online and mobile royalty rates. MusicNet and Napster have reached a settlement with the U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance over online and mobile royalty rates. ...

  38. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  39. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  40. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  41. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  42. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  43. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  44. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. This marks ...

  45. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  46. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  47. BPI Asks British Gov't For Tax Breaks

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British recording industry is asking the government to consider granting tax credits for investments in recordings. The British recording industry is asking the government to consider granting tax credits for investments in recordings. The mea ...

  48. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  49. BPI Dispute With MCPS-PRS Heats Up

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry has been accused of "driving down the value of music" by referring collecting society MCPS-PRS Alliance to the Copyright Tribunal over its online f Label's trade body the Bri ...

  50. BPI Dispute With MCPS-PRS Heats Up

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry has been accused of "driving down the value of music" by referring collecting society MCPS-PRS Alliance to the Copyright Tribunal over its online f Label's trade body the Bri ...

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