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Thread #70681   Message #1216000
Posted By: The Shambles
29-Jun-04 - 02:25 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
2) You no more need a licence to watch a TV (as distinct from receiving a TV signal) than you need a licence to attend (or perform in) a concert.

I probably agree that this is so. However I have struggled with my local authority for 4 years now to establish the right of the public to make some form of unpaid, non amplified music in pubs that do not pay the LA for an additional licence. This is set to continue under the new Act, in that this music making will now need advanced entertainment permission or it will be illegal.

The trouble at these TV sporting events are hardly new. The cases of similar disorder at small-scale folk events are a little more unusual.

I would also be grateful if you would ask for a copy of the response her department gave to the Association of Chief Police Officers' representative (Peter Keown) when, in 2002, he recommended on ACPO's behalf that such entertainment when provided in licensed premises be licensed as regulated entertainment under the Act because 'they attract large crowds and are quite frequently a source of disorder'.