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Re: [News] MAFIAA (Copyright Cartel) Starts Calling Horses "Pirates"

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
____/ Phil Da Lick! on Monday 30 March 2009 08:59 : \____

7 wrote:
Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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PRS Threatens Woman For Playing Radio To Her Horses Without Paying A
Licensing Fee

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| The latest (sent in by a few folks) is that PRS has now threatened a
| woman who plays classical music to her horses in her stable to keep them
| calm. She had been turning on the local classical music station, saying
| that it helped keep the horse calm -- but PRS is demanding £99 if she
| wants to keep providing such a "public performance." And it's not just a
| one-off. Apparently a bunch of stables have been receiving such calls.
| | Obviously, this is not a case of random excessive attempts by PRS to
| squeeze more money out of people. It's become systematic. The group
| seems to believe that playing music in almost any situation now
| constitutes a public performance and requires a licensing fee. You just
| know they're salivating over the opportunity to go after people playing
| music in their cars with the
windows down.


These idiots need pulling into line. Playing the radio in a non public
forum is not a performance.

Horses/stable are a "public form"?

I said "non public"


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