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FPRA to ensure license for public transport

October 15, 2015 1:28 am

The Fiji Performers Rights Association will ensure that every public transport vehicle playing music is licensed.

FPRA Chairman Eremasi Tamanisau says talks are underway with the Land Transport Authority to ensure that all public service vehicles follow the law.

‘’Simply to make the stakeholders in the public transport sector realize the obligation as far as the use of music in buses, mini buses, taxis and so forth are concern because they must be licensed’’.

Tamanisau says drivers and public transport owners should know that there are copyright laws which mean that compositions belongs to artists who deserve payment.

Awareness campaigns will begin in Lautoka this weekend to educate drivers and the general public about playing local or international music.

Public transport vehicles are required to a mere 10 cents a day in order to play music whether it be buses, mini buses or taxis.