13.1.06

UK laws suck

I think that Portuguese laws suck, but it seems that UK ones are worse... And I've just read a shocking example of that: unlike Portugal, where DJ's must have the rights to broadcast the tracks they're going to or (what's most common) the bar/disco/whatever where the DJ is going to act must have a license to do so, in UK, it's the DJ who must have to either Jockey directly from the original media (CD or Vinyl) or pay a £200 annual fee to do it via mp3, iPod, laptop or anything else. This is completely insane, and I really wouldn't want to be a DJ on UK: mixing tracks with the original media is a real pain in the ass, even if you have the vinyls of everything and you don't bother to ruin them my scratching.