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PPL issues draft consultation of first code of conduct

PPL issues draft consultation of first code of conduct

By Gurjit Degun

Music royalties collection agency PPL has issued a draft consultation of its first ever code of conduct for licensees, asking for views on the way it sets and reviews tariffs, and how it handles complaints.

Copyright issue: Suppliers seeking 'risk free solution'

Euroview suspend services after pub footy ruling

By Adam Pescod

A major supplier of foreign satellite decoder cards and set-top boxes has suspended operations to “make changes to its service” following a recent High Court ruling on pub football broadcasts.

ECJ Ruling: 'Previous convictions may be called into question' says Peter Coulson

ECJ ruling leaves future open

By Peter Coulson

I am put in mind of that horsey scrum at the beginning of the Grand National, when everyone is, in fact, jockeying for position before the tape goes up. Spotting your own horse in the chaos is extremely difficult, and he may have fallen down at the first...

Growing: Jamie's Italian

Jamie all set to be a Brit hit

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Union Jack's, Jamie Oliver's restaurant concept in waiting, will use only produce sourced from the UK. Speculation has indicated that Union Jack's...

Robertson: contract signed

Exclusive: BII signs £300,000 China deal

By The PMA Team

The BII has signed a deal worth £300,000 to sell the intellectual property rights to its Induction Training certificate into China. Chief executive...

PPL: action against rogue jukebox operators

Rogue pub jukebox bosses jailed

By John Harrington

Bosses of a digital jukebox firm that distributed copyrighted tunes without permission to at least 200 pubs have been jailed. Gateshead-based Access...

Victim venues: pubs used the company's music systems

Rogue music firm takes in 200 pubs

By John Harrington

At least 200 pubs were supplied by a digital jukebox firm that issued copyrighted tunes without permission, the Morning Advertiser has learnt.

PPL: action against rogue jukebox firm

Rogue jukebox firm hits buffers

By John Harrington

Bosses of a pub digital jukebox firm that distributed copyrighted tunes without permission have been prosecuted. Gateshead-based Access All Areas,...

Paying for the right to performance

Paying for the right to performance

By Peter Coulson

Although the issue of copyright in televised football has dominated the news over the past few months, this is part of a much wider law which...

Hosts facing music

Hosts facing music

for PPL oversights Hosts who ignore repeated warnings about playing music without a Phonographic Per-formance Licence (PPL) could end up forking out...

Copyright

Copyright

Many licensees get away with breaching a creator's copyright without even realising they are doing it - but there are some areas where this could end...