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This is a discussion on More Anal Content Shakedown - Linux ; http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/p...factories.aspx Apparently this is law. Crazy. Songs on the radio have already been licensed for broadcast. This amounts to a shakedown to get paid twice....

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  1. More Anal Content Shakedown

    http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/p...factories.aspx

    Apparently this is law. Crazy. Songs on the radio have already been
    licensed for broadcast. This amounts to a shakedown to get paid twice.

  2. Re: More Anal Content Shakedown

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:16:18 +0100, Phil Da Lick! wrote:

    > http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/p...factories.aspx
    >
    > Apparently this is law. Crazy. Songs on the radio have already been
    > licensed for broadcast. This amounts to a shakedown to get paid twice.


    It's always been like that.

    SCA or SCA or something like that used to be in that business.
    For a fee, you would get a special receiver that would allow you to legally
    play music in a commercial establishment.

    Popular Electronics magazine even had kits you could buy to pick up the
    signals.

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  3. Re: More Anal Content Shakedown

    Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:16:18 +0100, Phil Da Lick! wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/p...factories.aspx
    >>
    >> Apparently this is law. Crazy. Songs on the radio have already been
    >> licensed for broadcast. This amounts to a shakedown to get paid twice.

    >
    > It's always been like that.
    >
    > SCA or SCA or something like that used to be in that business.
    > For a fee, you would get a special receiver that would allow you to legally
    > play music in a commercial establishment.
    >
    > Popular Electronics magazine even had kits you could buy to pick up the
    > signals.
    >


    Not any more. Now its 7.55 pence per half hour per 25 employees.

    Whichever way, its still enforcement of paying twice. The radio stations
    have already licensed for broadcast. It's a pissing disgrace.

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