Originally Posted by fourstringdrums
So I just had a thought... if this argument is over it being a public broadcast, if I'm driving down the street and I have my windows open and I'm blaring a CD and others can hear it, doesn't that count as a public broadcast and therefore this "copyright" infringement?
No, because there has to be a consideration of intent - playing the music inside a private vehicle would be deemed private use. A myspace page would be deemed public and placing the track on that page is an intentional act. Shops, barbers, taxis are all commercial premises, and so a licence should reasonably be required. Fair enough, if you earn money from what you do on those premises, why should you be allowed to enhance your environment with the creative works of others without paying?