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

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

> 7 wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> PRS Threatens Woman For Playing Radio To Her Horses Without Paying A
>>> Licensing Fee
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | 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.
>>> `----
>>> http://techdirt.com/articles/20090327/1113014276.shtml
> These idiots need pulling into line. Playing the radio in a non public
> forum is not a performance.

Horses/stable are a "public form"?


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