I will be glad if they class people playing music through the speakers of their mobile phones on public transport as 'public performances' and fine them, then maybe that couldn't afford to get on my bus or Tube anymore.
Allowing you to play MP3 files through tinny little phone earpiece speakers was just a gift to chavs in caps and shellsuits to annoy everyone within a 30 metre radius.
Not to mention people playing their iPods so loud it could be classed as a public concert.
Sorry to sound like an old git, but I am one
btw - I'm referencing Ep577's story about the UK car service chain, not some kind of auto-adjusting clothing ala Back to the Future 2.
If playing a radio or music player too loud is considered an unauthorized (illegal) public performance, does that mean that people can be pulled over for playing their car stereos loud enough to be heard for blocks? Does bassline-only count as public performance?