Saturday, December 15, 2007

How low can they go?

A charity in the UK was told by a Performing Rights Society officer that they needed a licence for staff to listen to a radio in the kitchen. Next, they were stunned to be told their annual carol concert would be taken into account when the cost of their licence was calculated. Last year they were handed a bill of £230 ($476CAD) – which they paid by holding a raffle. The future of fund-raising shows was put in doubt after the PRS demanded £470 ($973CAD)this year.

They were told the only way to avoid paying to sing the carols is if the kids were told to sing old songs which are out of copyright.

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