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

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.


They should have asked the Horse to pay.


Then they should charge themselves. They are the ones broadcasting out into the public. And besides, if the woman isn't charging the horses...

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