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We are a social club and held a charity firework display with

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We are a social club and held a charity firework display with music etc for the benefit of the poppy appeal and Redruth Xmas lights. We have now been served a writ by the PRS in breach of copyright law.
We understood that charity events were exempt from this.
Where do we stand legally on this because we do not want to get involved with courts etc.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
Charity events are not exempt from the requirement for a PRS licence for public performances of copyright music. You will need to pay up and then obtain a licence for future years. Here is the link you need: http://www.prsformusic.com/users/businessesandliveevents/musicforbusinesses/charityandcommunity/Pages/default.aspx