We do not like to refer unlicensed organisations to our rightsholders for legal action as it is expensive and wasteful for everyone and can result in exceptional costs for a small business. An MPLC licence is affordable, easy to buy and can be in place immediately so we would much rather talk to you and come to an agreement where you buy a licence and become compliant.
Legal action is available as a last resort.
In cases where an organisation is showing copyrighted content in a public space knowingly in breach of the law, then copyright holders can and do take legal action and there are many examples of this. In the UK you can read stories detailing where enforcement action has been taken at fact-uk.org.uk
There is no need to expose yourself or your business to the risk of legal enforcement action because an MPLC Public Performance Licences is affordable, easy to buy and can be in place immediately.