var title = 'Busker Central It\'s the Law Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:49:51 -0500'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Settlement ends Naked Cowboy suit'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=17&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=17&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '17'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: Briefly put, the Naked Cowboy and candy giant Mars reached a down-to-earth settlement in Federal Court Friday over a Times Square billboard.

No one's talking, least of all the normally voluble Robert Burck, who parades around the Crossroads of the World in his skivvies, strumming a guitar and urging passersby to think of him as God.

Burck sued Mars for millions last winter, alleging two Times Square billboards and a mural that depicted a guitar-wielding M&M candy in tight white shorts gave the impression that he's endorsing their product.

Last June, Federal Judge Denny Chin ruled the Cowboy's suit accusing Mars of "false endorsement" could continue.

The suit was resolved Friday with a closed-door settlement.

By Owen Moritz
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Cooper/AP'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:13:50 -0500'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'No dancing, singing, playing musical instruments...'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=63&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=63&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '63'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':scrooge: (LONDON) You won't believe how Biggin Hill Airport Byelaws have been revised. The Honorable Elvis impersonator Dave Quinn (pictured) has been shown the door.
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"No person shall sing, dance, shout, play a musical instrument, operate a portable music machine or behave in such a way as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to any other person(s) on the Airport."
Wingwalkers will be dismayed at the "No person shall enter or climb upon any part of any Aircraft." It is also an offence to leave a vehicle in the car park without the handbrake on. Beggars should stay away and buskers, trendy on the Tube, are a strict no-no. Casual gambling is frowned upon, even a gentleman's bet.

Absolutely no buskers or even beggars!'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:32:05 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Buskers organizing to fight city fees'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=90&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=90&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '90'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':scrooge: (OTTAWA) — Buskers in the ByWard Market want the City of Ottawa to see them as performers, not panhandlers, and keep its hands out of their pockets — and their hats and guitar cases.
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“I’m going to move if they don’t change,” said Paul Perreault, a Cirque du Soleil-trained acrobat.

Just in time for the municipal election, buskers are getting organized in response to a city bylaw that went into effect last spring. The bylaw requires street performers in the Market to pay up to $200 for licences, rotate positions frequently and make do without voice amplification.

In response, buskers have formed an association, endorsed a candidate in Rideau-Vanier and voted unanimously in favour of a proposal to amend the bylaw.

Perreault said the current rules are so restrictive, they’re making top-notch international...

[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sat, 02 Oct 2010 12:21:09 -0400'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'SOCAN wants to charge buskers performance fees'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=64&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=64&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '64'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':pointlol: (from the You've got-to-be-kidding-me Department)
One of the themes of 2009 was that collection societies around the world went nuts trying to charge for anything they possibly could while also trying to increase the rates they could charge. Even banks went wild with their hidden charges.

Remember how one collection society wanted to charge a woman because she put on music in public for her horses? Or how about the woman who worked in a grocery store who was told to stop singing while stocking the shelves or the store would have to pay a performance fee? And, of course, we had ASCAP trying to claim that ringtones were public performances, and mobile operators needed to pay up -- beyond the license fee that was already paid on the recording.

SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, has been no exception pushing for drastically increased rates...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:31:32 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Key West street entertainers must now be insured'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=102&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=102&c=4&sid=a5c0ce64eb001d87efe436411beef4d0'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '102'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':hair: (KEY WEST) It's been brewing since last year when regulations for street-performing were brought up in City Hall.
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Now, a tourist was recently bitten on the face by a performer's lemur which has triggered a new law requiring entertainers to have a minimum of $300,000 of liability insurance.

The law was designed to bring street entertainers in line with other groups, such as taxis, pedicabs and street food vendors, all of whom are required to have similar liability policies.

Restrictions where you can perform were placed on Duval Street but not past Petronia. The first two blocks of Whitehead and other "pitch" restrictions also go into effect. The yearly permit was raised from $100 to $150 and if there's is a festival going on, no performing is allowed. Performer's insurance is available on the...

[ Continued ]'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 19 Jun 2011 20:17:17 -0400';