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MUSIC IN YOUR FUNCTION – ARE YOU DOING THE RIGHT THING?

your function – whether it be a birthday party, a wedding reception or corporate event

I bought a legitimate CD. Can I copy tracks from the purchased CD onto an iPod or a blank CD for use in my function or at my function centre?

The purchase of a CD only gives you the right to own the physical disc, to play it privately, and to pass on the same physical disc to another person. This means that copying the music from a CD including onto an iPod, without the permission of all relevant copyright owners, is an infringement of copyright except in very limited circumstances. The Copyright Act allows you to “format shift” music for personal use, for example, to copy from CD format to MP3 format in certain limited situations. However, this does not extend to use of the music on commercial premises.

I operate a function centre. Can I be held responsible for any pirate music played on the premises?

Yes, as the venue operator you may be held liable for authorising copyright infringement if pirated music is played on your premises. This might include iPods that are loaded with illegally downloaded music or DJs who are using digital music devices, such as computers, without the relevant reproduction licences in place. As the venue operator, it is also your responsibility to obtain public performance licences from APRA and PPCA (or the relevant copyright owner).

Can I be fined or jailed for music piracy?

Music pirates can be fined up to $60,500 and up to 5 years imprisonment for each offence. For companies the fines are up to 5 times as much. Under changes to the Copyright Act the police can also issue an on-the-spot fine of $1320 and seize pirate music.

You can read the full page from this link below

http://www.mipi.com.au/IgnitionSuite/uploads/docs/Music%20in%20Your%20Function%20-%20Are%20You%20Doing%20the%20Right%20Thing[1].pdf

If you cannot open this page download Adobe Reader  

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

 

Have you heard of someone that has down loaded songs in Australia and has been fined for it?

Have you heard of someone uploading song and been fined for it?

In the USA it has happened and the fines are big.

Do you want to be the one in Australia to be first?

August 05, 2009

Tenenbaum hit with $675,000 fine for music piracy
Student slapped with $22,500 fine for each of 30 songs he admitted to illegally downloading

In finding Tenenbaum guilty of willful copyright infringement, the Boston court's jury fined the 25 year-old doctoral student a sum of $22,500 for each illegally downloaded song, far less than the maximum statutory fine of $150,000 per song that the jury could have hit him with.

read more here http://www.riaa.com/blog.php?content_selector=Musings-On-Tenenbaum-Case

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June 18, 2009

Thomas verdict: willful infringement, $1.92 million penalty

Thomas-Rasset was found liable for willfully infringing all 24 copyrights controlled by the four major record labels at issue in the case. The jury awarded the labels damages totaling a whopping $1.92 million.

Read more here

http://www.riaa.com/newsitem.php?news_month_filter=&news_year_filter=&resultpage=3&id=67AC2E75-E62A-1823-9604-FD0F15EF0F63

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Support the Artists and song writers that make the music you like.

On 19 October 2006, the Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP introduced the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 into Parliament incorporating changes which allow limited copying of sound recordings for private and domestic use.  The changes also strengthen the enforcement mechanisms available for copyright infringement.

The Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 passed through both houses of Parliament on 5 December 2006 and came into effect on 1 January 2007

What are the on-the-spot fines?

The new enforcement provisions allow the police to issue on-the-spot fines of $1320 to people involved in certain acts of copyright infringement and to seize copyright infringing material and Computers with infringing material.

Royalty Free Music Sites

When Looking at royalty free music read the Licence agreement to see if you can use it for what you want to. Most of the royalty free music is not 100% royalty free and you will have to pay.

Look at the Licence agreements for public performance.

No revival of expired copyright

If copyright expired before 1 January 2005, it was not revived, even if it was less than 70 years since the end of the year in which the creator died or the first publication of the material.

Once the copyright has expired it then becomes public domain. Public Domain is 100% Royalty Free

Read more here http://www.copyright.org.au/information/cit019/wp0002

 

Links to Music Sites

APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Association)

http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/

AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society).

http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/

ARIA - Australian Recording Industry Association

http://www.aria.com.au/

ARIA - Top 50 Singles Chart (TI = TIME IN CHART) 

http://www.ariacharts.com.au

PPCA - Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited http://www.ppca.com.au/

Australian Copyright Council

http://www.copyright.org.au/

 Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI

http://www.mipi.com.au/

The following guides have been created to educate you on using music legally within your industry

http://www.mipi.com.au/Fact-Sheets.html

 
 
Australian Federal Police
 
Other Web sites you may like to see
 
Reporting pirated Microsoft products
 
Lost or Stolen Mobile Phones in Australia
To get your (International Mobile Equipment Identity) IMEI number pressing *#06# on your mobile phone keypad.
 
 
 lost or stolen Optus Mobile Phone. Call Optus Customer Service on 133 343
 Press Here To go to Optus web site
 
lost or stolen Telstra Mobile Phone. Telstra Mobile customer call 125 111 immediately
 
 lost or stolen Vodafone Mobile Phone. Call Vodafone customer care immediately on 1800 638 638    Outside Australia call +61 414 14 14 14
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Report a scam

If you have been scammed or think you have seen a scam, there are many government agencies in Australia that you can contact for advice or to make a report. The best agency to contact depends on where you live and what type of scam is involved. If you are not sure which agency would be the best one to contact in your circumstances, contact the ACCC Infocentre on 1300 302 502.

Before you send any money to any one for anything take a look at the scam watch site, it's a free site that could save you thousands of dollars

 http://www.scamwatch.gov.au

Beware of Horse racing scams or horse Racing software        Gold Coast Queensland Australia

These so called investment opportunities have cost Australians more than $20 million in recent years. While the majority of these businesses operate from the Gold Coast.

read more about it here   http://www.scamwatch.gov.au

 

Traffic Control In Queensland

When the Traffic controller Puts there hand up to get you to stop then points back down the road. The traffic controller is pointing at a traffic cone or Bollard 10 metres back down the road from them that you should stop at.

I have seen some traffic controllers  pointing for year and have only just found out what they have been pointing at and what it meant. You would think it should be in the road rules so you would know to stop 10 meters from the traffic controller. or have a sign there saying stop here.

 

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