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[Engadget] UK set to legalize CD and DVD copying for personal use

post #1 of 25
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The fact that it hasn't technically been legal may not have stopped many folks in the UK from ripping their CDs all these years, but it looks like there may soon be a tad less anarchy involved in that process.

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http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/02/u...-personal-use/
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post #2 of 25
well that makes sense, bout frickin time right?
if i bought it, ill make as many backups as i want
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post #3 of 25
At last.

How this will happen i dont know, because after all, bt is now practically at the whim of copyright holders so they obviously have a lot of power to stop this.
     
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post #4 of 25
Hopefully this means more burning software that makes this process easier.
    
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post #5 of 25
Great news . I wonder how many people actually knew this was illegal beforehand though? I remember when I first read about the legalities of ripping music and was certainly quite surprised.
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post #6 of 25
Looks like the Government have done something good. There recent technology review has prevented website blocking and updated old existing rules
post #7 of 25
I wonder what's being taken instead of this. The powers that be won't allow this to happen without a compromise.
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post #8 of 25
Welcome to 1995, UK. Bout time.
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WT..Fudge... and here's me thinking it was legal for ages O.o
Meh, Ripping for years, dont care xD
post #10 of 25
Yeah because people have been sticking religiously to copyright laws for the past 15 years *ahem
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