By October 29, 2006

Calls to make CD copying legal

Many people are not aware that copying CD’s that they own to their MP3 player is actually illegal in the UK. Despite there being a wealth of software tools, such as iTunes, that are designed to do just that.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is calling for a “private right to copy”.

It would decriminalise millions of Britons who break the law each year by copying their CDs onto music players.

Making copies of CDs and DVDs for personal use would have little impact on copyright holders, the IPPR argues.

Copyright issues have, in the past, been steered too much by the music industry, the report said.

Source: BBC News


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