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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Ray Ingles wrote on 20 Apr 2006 11:21:26 -0400 It is almost as easy to rip a CD and distribute the resulting...
Yes, but the conditions of illegal reproduction are narrowly defined and specific exemptions are spelled out in other parts of the law that you failed to cite (i.e. the language regarding fair use). If I have time tonight I'll dig up the relevant text and perhaps even point out some case law.
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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Ray Ingles wrote on 19 Apr 2006 11:12:08 -0400 I'm not so sure of that. It is illegal to *own* a "stripped" book, if I'm not mistaken. (buttuming the...
If I was sharing my music with friends or making it downloadable at a coffee shop, then yes, you could argue I am infringing the copyright. The thing is, I am doing neither. My music Debt Collection is for my own personal use. It is sitting on a server in my house that only I have access to. If the RIAA was stupid enough to bring a suit against me for my private MP3 collection, not only would they lose big time, they would create a PR disaster for themselves.
So if it is (as you maintain) illegal for me to rip my own CD's to MP3, is it also equally illegal for me take the iTunes songs I have purchased and burn them to CD? If so, why does iTunes let me do this?
Agreed, this is an interesting topic that could fill a newsgroup on its own.