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neonsignal (890658) writes | more than 3 years ago

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neonsignal (890658) writes "Iconic Australian band Men at Work have been ordered to pay royalties for an instrumental riff in their song "Down Under". The notes were sampled from a well-known children's song "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree", written in 1934 for a Girl Guide's Jamboree. The Justice found the claims of the copyright owner Larrikin to be excessive, but ordered the payment of royalties and a percentage of future profits. Let's hope the primary schools are up to date with their ARIA license fees!"
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The cheap shot (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 3 years ago | (#32806892)

Let's hope the primary schools are up to date with their ARIA license fees!"

ARIA doesn't collect fees from the primary schools.

ARIA licenses recorded music for use in stores, pubs, restaurants, dance halls and so on. Licensing FAQs -What sort of sound recording reproductions is ARIA able to license? [aria.com.au]

Re:The cheap shot (1)

neonsignal (890658) | more than 3 years ago | (#32807252)

The Department of Education in each state takes out an Education Licence from AMCOS/ARIA/APRA to cover the government schools.
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