[LINK] More about iiNet suit - legal opinion on their side it seems

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Wed Nov 26 13:07:31 AEDT 2008

Jan wrote: 

> On this issue of copyright, how is it that bands and singers 
> can 'cover' someone else's work with no need for permission? 

It's been a few years since I've been on the performing circuit, but my
understanding is that they can't. If you cover someone else's stuff in a
public performance you have to get permission (and to pay whatever
royalties may be applicable). I'm not aware that that's changed.

That's not to say it happens, of course.

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