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It's illegal to rip your CDs again


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From Digital Spy:

 

Ripping CDs and DVDs for personal use has been outlawed in the UK once again, in a surprising reversal of a nine month old law allowing it.

 

Last month, a High Court judge ruled against the legislation change introduced in October 2014 because of its lack of copyright levy.

 

The decision came after group of music industry organisations challenged the law, comprising of the Musicians' Union, UK Music, and the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (Basca).

 

"It is vitally important that fairness for songwriters, composers and performers is written into the law," said UK Music CEO Jo Dipple.

 

"My members' music defines this country. It is only right that Government gives us the standard of legislation our music deserves. We want to work with Government so this can be achieved."

 

The U-turn affects CDs, DVDs, e-books and any other product subject to copyright that can be digitally duplicated.

 

However, it remains to be seen how the law will be enforced.

 

The government said it is "considering the implications of the court rulings and the available options" following the ruling.

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Wait, so they're saying it's now illegal again to back up things you've bought in digital form?

 

So you're not supposed to load your CDs onto iTunes anymore?

 

That's some straight up bullsh*t. Not that it's gonna stop me doing what I want with what I've paid for.

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The stupid thing about this is that it will only ever affect those who spend money on music in the first place. It's like the music business just can't stop, it keeps disembowelling itself, over and over, driving customers away. Seriously, if ripping a cd is going to land you in the same shit as illegally downloading it, well, only one of those things is initially free.
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I get the point you're trying to make, but ripping the CD you own is also free.

 

My point is you have to buy the cd first, then face charges for ripping it, so why bother buying it in the first place? Plus, as Jay says it's pretty much utterly unenforcable... unless of course cd's are installing rootkits, but they'd never do that...

 

Makes no difference to me, since I buy all my music online, drm free.

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