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    PRS Music Licence

    PRS State:
    If music is ever played on your premises for customers or staff; for example, through radio, TV, CD, MP3 or computer speakers, or at live events, this is considered a ‘public performance’ . The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 states you need to get permission from the copyright holder to ‘perform’ music in public – and a music licence grants you this permission.

    However what I am unsure of is can we store and play PRS licenced music across our network? Even if this music has been ripped from Youtube and not bought?

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    No, that would be under another licence (if allowed at all). Possibly MCPS.

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    You can use it in a lesson though.
    I posted on this before. I'll see if I can dig out that thread.

    There are certain circumstances under which you will not need to obtain or pay for a music licence. These are:

    • When there is an exemption in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 that means you do not need one, such as when you play music as part of the curriculum in schools.

    regarding youTube you are breaking YouTube's terms and conditions, that what makes that illegal not the PRS.

    EDIT: Actually Scrub what I just said, read this...

    http://www.prsformusic.com/SiteColle...%20leaflet.pdf
    Last edited by GeekyPete; 27th March 2014 at 08:46 AM.

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