Liz Truss the infringer?

Published on Thursday 6 October 2022

So I’ve gathered together all the chatter around Liz Truss using M People’s ‘Moving On Up’ for her walk-on music yesterday. We know for certain that the PPL-PRS licence used by venues specifically excludes keynote speeches at political events – AEPO-ARTIS even tweeted a screen grab of the licence terms to prove it. We don’t know whether Conservative HQ got separate permission, though given Truss apparently picked it from a shortlist of tracks seemingly quite late in the day, I’m guessing probably not. Which would be some good old fashioned copyright infringement. Here’s the summary.