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Old 12-31-2007   #5
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Default Re: Is the recording industry trying to kill CD's?

Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
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.

Right but according to the article they don't really care about it unless the person is illegally giving copies away.

Still I agree it's an absurd statement on their part.
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