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Deep Purple get fined for playing their own songs

Discussion in 'Sensorium' started by BOC, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. BOC

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    Looks like a typical money grab.
     
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    For this type of cases we go the the wedding of the don's daughter.
     
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    Umm, yeah, what they said. :)

    Wow, talk about idiocy!
     
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    I say this somewhat seriously (but also somewhat tongue-in-cheek):

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse. They should have known what was required locally for them to perform, and complied accordingly, or chosen not to perform at all. Even if the law sucks.
     
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    [​IMG] But where does the fine go to? :p

    They're essentially sueing themselves by accident :lol:
     
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    It almost looks like a legal mafia protection racket.

    Like some Blackthorne said, it's a way for local authorities to grab a little money off of ''capitalist pigs''... :p
     
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    "For every “unlicensed” song, the court imposed a penalty of 30,000 roubles (about 1,000 dollars) on the organizers of the concert for payment to the “Russian Authors’ Society” which, in its turn, is supposed to make payments to the authors – Gillan, Paice and Glover"

    Seems silly. So they're giving the money to the Russian Authors' Society, who takes a fee then gives the remainder back? Not to mention the lawyers who no doubt take their chip from both sides.
     
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