The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55964 Message #872699
Posted By: IanC
23-Jan-03 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: PELs Government v MU & lawyers
Subject: RE: PELs Government v MU & lawyers
Actually, the DCMS spiel heartens me quite a bit.
First, it's clear that they know they're losing the media battle and have to come up with something a bit more definite (and this is much more definite thatn anything we've had so far.
Second, it it obvious we've got them on the run and, if this statement is taken as underlying guidance in conjunction with the bill, there are already a number of useful concessions.
Finally, it provides a basis on which to argue specific points. For example, it says that bellringing is not licensable, but fails to include Peals, Quarter Peals and other sundry performances (registered as peerformances, by the way) which would undoubtedly be "caught".
I'll try and go through the document for specific things which people may want to query via their MPs etc. as I think we very much need to do the work and get much more specific now.