(765) RUNRIG PENSION BILL
No sign of the forecast Second Reading of SNP MP Pete Wishart’s Sound Recordings (Copyright Term Extension) Bill on 6 March 2008 (see http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2007-08/soundrecordingscopyrighttermextension.html). It has been pointed out to Scots Law News that Mr Wishart joined Runrig only in 1986, having previously played with Big Country (see Tom Morton, Going Home: The Runrig Story (Mainstream Publishing 1991) pp 105-108; and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Country). It did strike Scots Law News on reading Mr Morton’s lavishly illustrated book that from their beginnings in the 1970s Runrig were a very copyright-conscious group; and all quotations from their lyrics, whether in Gaelic or translation, are carefully marked with the © symbol, usually in favour of the group-founding Macdonald brothers. On Mr Wishart as a very active Westminster MP across a wide range of subjects apart from copyright, see http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/pete_wishart/perth_and_perthshire_north.