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Copying own CDs 'should be legal'

Discussion in 'Legal' started by temi, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    It is not the music industry's job to decide consumer rights, says IPPR
    A think-tank has called for outdated copyright laws to be rewritten to take account of new ways people listen to music, watch films and read books.
    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

    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6095612.stm

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