PPCA wins streaming court case

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Record industry collecting society PPCA has won a landmark case in the Australian Federal Court enabling them to licence radio stations separately for their online streaming services. PPCA has fought a long battle with the commercial radio industry to increase royalty payments from the broadcasters for the use of sound recordings. A "cap" of 1% contained in the Copyright Act has prevented PPCA from achieving their aim. However the new ruling will allow them to extract payment from the broadcasters for their streaming services. The release from PPCA can be found here