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Gedi Public Entertainment Licences (72* d) RE: Public Entertainment Licences 27 Jan 09


I heard something on Radio4 a few weeks ago about having to have a licence (for copyrighted material I think) if you have a radio playing where anyone other than yourself can hear it. This effectively gets any factory where employees (or indeed the company itself) is playing a radio, also it covers shops where staff and/or customers can hear the music. It seems that the authorities who look after these things are clamping down on it, and I know for a fact that the factory where I work has been 'asked' to get a licence to cover such radio broadcasts.

However, the performing of live music in a pub is something different and I'm not sure on the position here. What if all the music played is out of copyright? Therefore there can be no copyright fees due can there?

Ged


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