Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Good reason to use Creative Commons Music

Ruling on gym music fees appealed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ruling on gym music fees appealed

Updated 1 hour 28 minutes ago

Fitness Australia says it will appeal against a decision to significantly increase the cost of playing music in gyms.

Last month the Australian Copyright Tribunal decided to increase the licence fee for the right to play protected sound recordings in fitness classes.

Gyms had previously been charged 96.8 cents a class, with a cap of $2,654 a year. The increase will see them pay $15 per class.

Fitness Australia's CEO Lauretta Stace says an increase of over 1,500 per cent is simply unaffordable.

Ms Stace says the aim of their appeal is to have the decision overturned.

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