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Re: [News] Young Woman Arrested by Intellectual Monopolies Injustice, ?Newspapers Fail

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____/ owl on Sunday 06 Dec 2009 16:46 : \____

> JeffM <jeffm_@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>|Taping three minutes of ???Twilight: New Moon???[...]
>>>|landed Samantha Tumpach in a jail cell for two nights.
>> If the instance of MAFIAA going after the mom
>> whose kid was dancing to a barely-audible Prince song
>> didn't get everybody's blood boiling,
>> the obvious injustice of this incident may just do the trick.
>> Leo Laporte (normally a MAFIAA conceder and a cool customer )
>> just about blew a gasket while he was reporting on this Saturday.
>> When you've lost Leo, you're WAY beyond the  pale.
> I bet she's gonna want to go out and buy a bunch of Twilight New Moon
> merchandise now.
> http://tinyurl.com/ybaz3up

Here is another goodie:

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

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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 Â99 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.


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