[LINK] more copyright gouging

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Mon May 17 15:05:14 AEST 2010

[will this never end?]

Gyms rocked by tribunal ruling on music fees



May 17, 2010 - 1:19PM


Gym members could face higher fees for working out to original music 
after a court ruled that musicians have not been paid enough for the 
copyright of their songs.

The decision, handed down by the Copyright Tribunal today, means that 
fitness centres will be slugged $15 each class or $1 per attendee of 
each class for the use of the music.

Gyms had previously been charged 96.8 cents a class, with a cap of 
$2654 a year.

Fitness Australia said it was disappointed with the decision, which 
it said represented a 1500 per cent increase in music costs for an 
average-size fitness centre.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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