The case of Performing Right Society v Kwik-Fit Group Ltd [2007] CSOH 167, decided by Lord Emslie on 5 October 2007 (see http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/2007CSOH167.html), at last brought to court a question which Scots Law News has often pondered, not only while waiting for attention in premises of the defenders, but also while enduring audio assault by way of workmens’ trannies both at home and at work (see e.g. Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia vol 18 para 1061; MacQueen, Waelde & Laurie, Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy (OUP, 2007), para 4.57).  Lord Emslie summarises the claim thus:  According to the pursuers