Tuesday, November 15, 2005


It's mid week day and down hill now to the weekend!

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset
Open Mic / Jam Night @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
The Bite @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Storm @ GlobeTrotters, Yeovil (double check that this gig is on as there was some confusion about its booking!)

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Heathfield Dance Festival @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Industry launches new Internet piracy crackdown
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The music industry's top lobby group on Tuesday launched a new wave of legal action against the illegal sharing of music over the Internet, which it says hits sales and steals money from music artists.

The International Federation for the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said it was launching 2,100 legal cases and extending the action to five new countries in Europe, Asia and, for the first time, South America.

It said file-sharers in Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Hong Kong and Singapore faced prosecution for the first time.

"It's the thinking of dinosaurs for anyone to believe that they can steal music after all the education and campaigns that we have had," IFPI head John Kennedy told Reuters.
He told a news conference that Sweden had been chosen for the launch of the new cases as it had a reputation as being a "haven for piracy". Sweden only recently made it illegal to download copyright-protected files.

"This is a shame for a country which has produced so much good music," he said, referring to ABBA, Ace of Base and The Cardigans.

You have been warned!


Thursday 17th is deadline day so send us all your event information by then.

If you have already given us your event information then; thank you!

The Editor

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