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    by Published on 29.08.2011 19:11
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    Welcome back!

    Well... after much trouble and strife, and what seems an age - at long last we're back.

    Sincere apologies to you all for the major outage, but you'll be pleased to know we are running on a new server, with new software and there will be no more security issues, or virus's for anyone - we're back, and we're clean.

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    by Published on 19.09.2011 22:26

    In bandrooms, at concerts and events all across the length and breadth of the country there are whispered conversations taking place.

    These, together with all too frequent articles and features in the banding press and media, often suggest that banding is in decline. Discussions can be wide and varied: 'it’s just not the same anymore', 'we don’t get paid enough by the council", "we receive the same rate as 10 years ago', or even, ’there’s just no players about anywhere ...
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    tMP Copyright FAQ and Information Fact Sheet


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    Many threads on theMouthPiece.com discuss the extremely complex subject of Copyright and its many related issues. It is all too apparent that many of us are confused by the governance and laws relating to copyright and the tMP Team felt that we should put together a new tMP Fact Sheet that is freely available to all tMP visitors and members which will hopefully, in plain English, help us understand some of the ins and outs of UK Copyright law. This FAQ and fact sheet has been compiled with the fantastic help and support of several tMP members who are:
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    ... we are very grateful to each of them for their contribution to this FAQ information. Although the rules of Copyright seem complicated most infringements are done in ignorance rather than with intent. Some of the 'rules' may seem ridiculous from ...
    by Published on 30.08.2011 07:07

    We are going to continue to configure the latest software over the next few weeks but we felt it was looking ok enough for us to be able to relaunch tMP as it stands now. There are a list of items I need to continue to work on and set up, but if you do have any ideas or suggestions as to what else we could do, please shout and let me know.

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    Borrowed Players for Spring Festival

    Who, me?

    The key thing here is that the British Open now operates its own registry. Its totally different from and independent

    Accidental Yesterday, 23:24 Go to last post

    Borrowed Players for Spring Festival

    The rules presumably take priority over anything reported by 4barsrest?

    However can anyone explain the logic of this rule?

    tubafran Yesterday, 22:14 Go to last post
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    Thanks Les.
    I did read the rules before I posted this and agree about not finding any info on the 4 players thing.
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