DJs Unknowingly Flout British Music Tax
“Many DJs are still unwittingly breaking the law by playing unlicensed digital copies of tracks months after a new permit scheme began, the BBC has found. The annual licences, costing £200 plus VAT, were introduced by royalty collection agency PPL in September.
“DJs who copy tracks onto computers or MP3 players without one are breaking copyright law, the organisation says. The licences are needed by any DJ who wants to store digital copies of sound recordings to use when playing in public.”
BBC News. Digital DJs “Unaware of Copy Law.” Jan. 13, 2005.
PPL. Digital DJ License FAQs (v. 1). (.pdf, 36 KB) September 2005.
PPL. Digital DJ License Terms & Conditions (v. 1). (.pdf, 60 KB) September 2005.
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