Australian Federal Court rules labels and artists should earn a fee from radio stations who streamed music via online simulcasts

From Billboard:

Australian labels and artists should earn a fee from radio stations who streamed music via online simulcasts, the country’s Federal Court today declared.

The case is an important one for copyright holders here in Australia, one which establishes a new online revenue stream. It’s also a rare example of music industry organizations going into battle with one another, on this occasion the recording companies’ collecting society PPCA squaring up against the commercial radio sector.

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