Phonographic Performance Company Of Australia Limited under section 154(1) of the Copyright Act 1968
On 10 July 2007, the Copyright Tribunal of Australia published its reasons for concluding that a scheme proposed by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) in relation to licences for the use of sound recordings in nightclubs would be confirmed subject to the adjustment of the licence fee proposed and the amendment of certain definitions.
PPCA, representing rights holders of recorded music and music videos, was directed at that time to draft short minutes to give effect to the Tribunal's conclusions. However, the nightclub respondents disputed the way PPCA's draft short minutes dealt with the phasing in of the new licence fees for nightclubs.
The Tribunal concluded that the scheme proposed by the Society should be confirmed subject to changes of the definitions referred to in its earlier reasons and subject to the substitution of licence fees for nightclubs as follows: that the applicable fee in Year 1 would be $0.51 per patron, rising each year over five years to $1.05 per patron in Year 5.
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