CRA and PPCA head back to Tribunal

Staff Writer

The PPCA and CRA will head to the Copyright Tribunal today.

The Fin Review have said that the PPCA called for the hearing as it wants feedback on the interim royalty fees set down in December by the Tribunal.

They also have a letter that Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull sent to regional MP's. It said, in part:

“The creation of a legislative instrument to resolve a commercial dispute between two parties would result in the government effectively creating an unfair regulatory environment that serves to favour the business model of traditional radio broad­casters over the Internet content ­providers and lead to a competitive disadvantage model between the two mediums.”

CRA's CEO Joan Warner has responded, saying: “either the Minister has been mis­informed or he’s not had the chance to look at all the facts surrounding this quite complex issue.”

We will have more later today when the hearing has been completed.

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