Originally Posted by AVB
And what right would that be?
I know you can copy anything you own for personal archive but giving away copies does not fit within that framework.
There is a very specific copyright framework in place:
According to the RIAA, You may (in addition to archiving for yourself) give away a personal copy of a musical performance (CD, LP, etc.) that you own on an individual basis to friends and family with the understanding that you are sharing something you own for reasons of mutual knowledge and experience.
That copy cannot be copied by your friends or family members and given away, again, becuase that is a violation of copyright law.
You also may not make copies and hand them out to any and everybody, willy-nilly.