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Music ban rocks jail house cops; CHARGING.

A POLICE force has been banned from listening to music at work after a row with copyright owners.

Officers have been told to switch off public radios, TVs, websites or MP3 players.

It follows a demand for a pounds 32,000 payment from the Performing Rights Society.

And it means whs ere more than one officer is working in a police station music will not be allowed to be played.

Yesterday, Wiltshire Police condemned the payment demand as "ridiculous".

Chief Constable Brian Moore said: " It is not common for music to be publicly performed in our premises as part of day- to- day business." But a PRS spokesman said: " The cost is based on all uses by the force in all stations, offices, cantens and communal staff areas."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 16, 2009
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