Mudcat Café message #864269 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55237   Message #864269
Posted By: DMcG
11-Jan-03 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: PEL UK - Unemployed Artist Dancer - look
Subject: RE: PEL UK - Unemployed Artist Dancer - look
Kim Howells always claims "spontaneous" music is exempt, but the MU finds nothing in the proposed bill to support that interpretation. My reading is that such music is not exempt but, if truly spontaneous, it cannot be predicted and therefore it is sheer chance if a PEL-inspector is around to stop it. The music is not protected, merely unlikely to be penalised.

In any case, it is certainly arguable that football chanting to a televised match is highly predictable, if not certain, and therefore it cannot really be classed as spontaneous. (Should some legal-eagle insist it the fact is it not certain that make it spontaneous, I am quite prepared to toss five dice before every session and cancel the session if they all show a six.)