"And lets not forget his facebook status after the trial. He bragged about how he got a mistrial for his client, which was some how beneficial."
Is this for real? Are there not restrictions in place to prevent any law professional from discussing the details of judgements like this? It's quite shocking.
Making a difference in the established legislation will always be difficult without young blood entering the industry to challenge attitudes no longer deemed relevant to society. It's vital that universities provide opportunities for a graduate diploma in law to allow new barristers, solicitors and other legal professionals a chance to make a difference.
That's a real shame, and although I can see that they need to protect the rights of the artists and music publishers, I don't think 3 grand is a reasonable expectation of any small business just for playing CDs in a place where other people may hear the music.
I'm sure the PRS haven't actively target children’s charities, but surely they can come up with a decent scheme that doesn't make them look so bitter and money-grabbing?
Perhaps it should be judged that if someone is wearing clothes, then taking a picture is only recording what is already displayed in the public domain and cannot be expected to hold any degree of privacy or control. It's like asking people not to whistle a tune they have just heard... well maybe not, but it feels like it.
However, if photographers had to sign NDAs upon being invited to fashion shows, then that is a different story and it's unstandable that the designers would be irked if their designs leaked ahead of retail launch! They have to protect fashion jobs just as much as the photographers have to run their own businesses.
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