Musicians and record labels will probably be joining the queue behind sports codes and mobile carriers to demand more rights-holder-friendly copyright laws, after losing an internet radio case in the Federal Court yesterday. Justice Lindsay Foster has ruled that a radio station need only pay once for the right to broadcast a …
I read one of these stories related to music industry trying to protect their copyright I keep conjuring an image of an ostrich with it's head stuck in the sand or the 50's style fat banker in his pin stripe suit smoking a cigar. In this case I'm goin' with the fat banker.
Expect the PPCA's pawns in Canberra to rubber-stamp a change in the law.
The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia's pawns have never let them down before.
As usual, expect Australia's parliament to rubber-stamp the PPCA's request without any public debate.
If anyone's betting, it's a certainty
Re: Expect the PPCA's pawns in Canberra to rubber-stamp a change in the law.
With both this and the Optus TV Now case a rapid change in the law "to balance the needs of consumers with content owners"* will we with us by next week.
* Owners, not creators.
Don't be afraid!
Brother Conroy, our fearless minister for [stifling] communication, will surely be able to solve this problem in much the same way as he solves every other problem; by pissing away tax-payer's money until he gets bored and then declaring the problem "solved".
Re: Rest assured
I really cannot stand that guy, he's such a shining example of an ass-hat. The classic case of a politician who does not, will not and can not understand the medium for which he is given oversight.
DOES THIS MEAN...
That when you purchase a song or an album, you have the rights to all mediums you play the songs through.