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UK 'has the worst copyright laws'
16th Apr, 2009 at 7:33pm
 
An interesting article from the BBC website.

Having reviewed the copyright law in 16 different countries, a consumer council has placed the UK at the bottom of the list.

"The current system puts unrealistic limits on our listening and viewing habits and is rapidly losing credibility among consumers. A broad 'fair use' exception would bring us in line with consumer expectations, technology and the rest of the world."

"It is currently a copyright violation [in the UK] to rip a CD that you own on to your PC or iPod," said Consumer Focus, "even though over half (55%) of British consumers admit to doing it and three in five (59%) think this type of copying is perfectly legal."

Read the full story here :-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8000876.stm
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Reply #1 - 19th Jul, 2015 at 12:47am
 
Just when it would seem that the legality surrounding purchased music in the UK is being brought up to date ...

"Making private copies of music you’ve bought is illegal again, after the UK High Court overturned a law change that permitted the making of copies for personal use.

The Musicians’ Union and industry body UK Music won their legal challenge in court yesterday. UK Music boss Jo Dipple said: “The High Court agreed with us that government acted unlawfully when it introduced an exception to copyright for private copying, without fair compensation. We welcome the court’s decision to quash the existing regulations.
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https://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-07-18/ripping-music-is-illegal-again
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Reply #2 - 29th Oct, 2017 at 3:20pm
 
That's pretty bad indeed.
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