Sunday, February 19, 2006

Ripping your own CDs is not fair use?

You own a legal copy of a CD. Now you want to rip it onto your iPod. This seems perfectly legal, does it not? Afterall, you own the CD and you are the only one using the ripped version.

Is this considered fair use?

Nope, not according to the RIAA. Of course, my lack of understand of legalese means that I have to take the EFF's word on the interpretation of the actual RIAA filing. Considering EFF's biased nature, this may not be the best idea. Read the EFF article (which links to the actual filing, if you are interested) and decide for yourself.

[found on Download Squad]

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