Originally Posted by Lotus
While I agree Howell also allowed people to download his songs.
He shouldn't be sued imho. He should be arrested.
Law Suits are doing nothing to stop piracy but put those people in jail and you just might get the message out there.
Then he should be in trouble for letting people download his songs however that's not the point of this thread, this is,
In legal documents in its federal case against Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music recordings on his personal computer, the industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer.
The industry's lawyer in the case, Ira Schwartz, argues in a brief filed earlier this month that the MP3 files Howell made on his computer from legally bought CDs are "unauthorized copies" of copyrighted recordings.
I see nothing wrong with ripping my CD's for my use.
I will not buy the same music 3 times so I can have the CD & a copy on my computer & MP3 player.