The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55964   Message #873984
Posted By: The Shambles
24-Jan-03 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: PELs Government v MU & lawyers
Subject: RE: PELs Government v MU & lawyers
A thing to be attempted the next time Dr Howells is in the audience?

I can't help thinking of the dangerous musical instrument. This piano that is OK as long as it is locked or cannot be played by a passing customer. In case this kills all those in the premises?

Rather like we consider an ancient fire-arm. Ok to be put in a locked display case as long as the firing pin is removed.

As can be seen from the comments here, I think the DCMS have provided in this document, plenty more fine ammunition for letters to the media and MPs.

Given the stated objectives of the Bill, Why does it matter if your music making is educational, for sales demonstration purposes or entertainment? That your event is religous, free, to break even or to make a profit?      

As long as the music making is safe, do these things matter. In one part the Government say no (as in charity events) and in others they make these distinctions that have relevance to the stated objectives of their own Bill.

Can these measures be faily enforced? Who is qualified to judge these fine distinctions? Are we expected to continue just to trust the common sense of Council officers better trained to inspect kitchens and drains?

Please......We have this one chance to bring some sanity to all this!