Monday, June 22, 2015

UK court strikes down law allowing private copying of CD's

Jeremy Malcom of Electronic Frontier Foundation has a story on how a high court in Britain struck down a law allow private copies of CD’s, link here
The idea that copy-ability adds to value does sound ludicrous. 
When I was younger, sometimes friends would make open reel copies of long play records.  We rationalized it by buying a reasonable number of records.
By this reasoning, it’s illegal to make a copy of a PDF on your hard-drive so you don’t have to be online and reload it. 
But, of course, the whole P2P lawsuit controversy over downloading songs sounds similar.  P2P was supposed to provide a “private” copy.


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