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Copyright music licence in 12 months time

October 21, 2015 6:29 pm

The Fiji Performing Rights Association is planning to implement a legislation in 12 months’ time – which will require public transport to have a copyright music license.

Operators who fail to do this will be required to pay 10 cents on a daily basis.

FPRA Chairman Eremasi Tamanisau says they have come across cases where bus operators and taxis use music as a medium to generate income.

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“The saying that should be cleared for the DJ’s! They must first of all get the permission of the owner of the music or the composer so they have no legal right to remix unless and until they obtain that because otherwise they are liable under the copy right act and the owner of that can be simply taken to court on that regard.”

The association will be carrying out public awareness program on music licensing of public transport at Fiji Teachers Association Hall this Saturday.

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