Music ban for law breach club

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A CLUB in Sheffield has been banned from playing recorded music after breaching copyright laws.

FWD, in Charter Square, was caught playing music when it did not hold a licence from music royalty collectors Phonographic Performance Ltd.

An inspector called at the premises in January and heard tracks by Michael Jackson and Lily Allen being played.

PPL then sent letters to the club recommending that it bought a licence, but the nightspot’s owners, Forward Nites, failed to do so.

The music ban was made at a hearing in London’s High Court, and the club faces the prospect of a heavy fine if it disregards the order.

Judge Mr Justice Mann also made a costs order of £1,700, payable within 14 days.