.... since we've strayed off from the original subject, anyone know what the situation is with online performances? There must be oodles of parents who've uploaded their kid's favourite grade 3 piano piece, but who certainly haven't paid PRS for the right to hold public performances in their sitting room.
I must admit I have little patience with this area of law, because it seems to me that law should be about making life fairer and simpler. This seems an area where law is more about placing man-traps and waiting to see who will fall in them. The Happy Birthday fiasco is a perfect condemnation; that it took 80 years of a right being enforced before someone questioned it, and found that it should never have existed in the first place.