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Thread #54636   Message #892748
Posted By: ET
18-Feb-03 - 11:44 AM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Below is an extract from 11 files of Government Amendments (received from the Musicians/Performing Lawyers Group. I think this looks like good news but there are 11 such files and many are complex.


Page 110, line 32, at end insert—
        "Unamplified music incidental to certain other activities
(1)              The provision of entertainment consisting of the performance of live music (and not comprising or including the playing of recorded music) is not to be regarded as the provision of regulated entertainment for the purposes of this Act to the extent that the conditions specified in sub-paragraph (2) are satisfied and to the extent that it is incidental to some other activity that is not itself—
(a)         entertainment of a description falling within paragraph 2, or
(b)         the provision of entertainment facilities.
(2)              The conditions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are that—
(a)         the other activity referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is the subject of, and is undertaken in accordance with, a licence granted under this Act;
(b)         the live music being performed is not provided in whole or part by means of, or with the assistance of, electrical or electronic amplification, or made more readily audible by such amplification either in the place where the performance is occurring or in any other place."
        Schedule 6

Page 111, line 32, at end insert—
        "but excludes traditional pub games such as skittles, darts, billiards, snooker, pool or table football"