Hello All I have recently been looking into PRS\PPL licensing and fairly enraged at the situation. I feel it is tantamount to a scandal that PRS\PPL have managed to enrich themselves by using a very questionable interpretation of the law to demand payment and I would say deliberately obfuscating the legality of the situation to continue to collect fees. The act as judge, jury and executioner and have no more authority than a private citizens. I am thinking about starting an action group to address the situation. I think this is an issue that has fairly large impact on small business owners and one that as a small group we can address together and through the means of a website and petitions can get some clarity and a much fairer situation for all. The intent of the law was never to stop mechanics listening to Radio 2 in their garage or a factory playing some 80's hits during the night shift. I would wager that the originally legislators would be horrified to find this was now the case. To give you a picture of what I plan to achieve from the simple to the complex : 1) Get clear unbiased legal information about the situation. There are many parts of the law which are unclear and a lot of information online is marketing material from "PRS for Music" which makes millions from convincing business that they must pay in every possible scenario. The definition of "public performance" is critical here. Conveniently PRS for music clarifies it as pretty much every activity you could possibly imagine and even famously tried to fine a lady who was singing to herself. There is very little legal precedent for a lot of there claims although PRS outright claim it does. I could find no such judgement. 2) Create resources that can help people play music and avoid paying PRS\PPL license fees. At a simple level a playlist of music that is exempt might be useful, could we petition Spotify to support such a playlist and officially approve it as exempt from PRS\PPL fines. From my research the copyright they are enforcing expires after 50 years. This would mean a large backlog of music was unenforceable. 3) Petition the government to clarify the legal interpretation of parts of the law or indeed change the law. I imagine there are 1000's of us who are sick of this but are totally isolated against a company that has a huge resources and legal power. Online is an impressive propaganda exercise which does nothing but to promote themselves and maximise profits. Is there anyone with me? Use the poll to let me know. I am very technically adept so I can take care of a lot of the web stuff if needs be. Any assistance\expressions of support would be helpful at this stage.