If any of
you are out near England's way, I was reading in this magazine that
there is some new law in the UK that says if any more than 5 people
in a group are caught listening to "repetitive beat music"
they will go to jail?
of cacca maimy rule is that!?!?!?
laughed my head off, they can't be serious, can they?
me know if this is real or not :)
its true - it goes under the name of the Criminal Justice Act.
illegal within the European Constitution. but when did we ever listen
to the Europeans ?
more bizarre than that when you get into the nitty gritty:
together or making preparations for, the broadcasting of music
(defined as the amplification of repetive beats) in a public place.
rave (where rave is defined as a gathering of people for the
intention of listening to broadcast music (see above for definition)
together of 5 or more people, without previous licence for any
purpose within a public place, (especially for the listening of
broadcast music and for purposes of demonstration)
.. which is
all kind of funny really - England is one of the few places left in
the world where you need permission to demonstrate against something
- what the fuck is that all about ?
fact - the Criminal Justice act is being fought within the European
courts, and the last I heard, the British Government lost. However,
this doesn't mean a thing, the government still went and did its thing.
There are a
couple of more disturbing laws going through our parliament just now:
authorities have the right to close down a club or licensed event
immediately if they have suspicion that drugs are being dealt on
within the event. No right of appeal.
would mean that even if the organizers worked closely with the
authorities, there is no guarantee that this will prevent the act
from being invoked - in many clubs the police are already preparing
their cases and I've even noticed undercover operations spoiling the
atmosphere in venues.)
have the right to bug homes and individuals and use private
surveillance techniques without recourse to the courts, if there is a
reasonable suspicion of criminal activity..