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29th March 2014, 07:58 PM #1
[UK] From 1 June 2014 it will be legal to rip CDs you own
Further details can be found on the IPO website. It's not just CDs either.
Source: Intellectual Property Office (via Ars Technica)
Originally Posted by Ars Technica
Originally Posted by IPO
Last edited by Arthur; 29th March 2014 at 08:07 PM.
29th March 2014, 08:49 PM #2
I wonder if this extends to games as well...
29th March 2014, 08:55 PM #3
Probably not since games would be classed as a computer program?
Originally Posted by X-13
New section 28B provides that an individual may make personal copies of a copyright work (other than a computer program
) which is lawfully owned by that individual, provided the copies are made for that individual’s private use, without infringing copyright in the work. Any personal copies must be destroyed if the individual transfers the work from which they were made to another person, unless the copyright owner authorises the transfer of the personal copies to that person. Any personal copy which is not so destroyed or is transferred to another person without the authorisation of the copyright owner shall be treated as an infringing copy for the purposes of the Act. Subsection (10) provides that any term of a contract which prevents or restricts the making of a personal copy in accordance with section 28B is unenforceable. (Source
29th March 2014, 09:53 PM #4
I'm not so sure about that... I that means things like MS office and Photoshop.
Originally Posted by Arthur
Though, if it is classified as a program, what about the cutscenes and music?
Once again, we have a law that raises more questions than it answers...
29th March 2014, 09:57 PM #5
So hold on. Before the likes of iTunes and what not, in which I mean the store and download music, every mp3 player and mobile phone capable of playing music was an illegal device... wow!
29th March 2014, 10:02 PM #6
I too think that games would be classified as computer programs. It is what they are after all... computer programs do all sorts of things and are not just tools.
Originally Posted by X-13
29th March 2014, 10:04 PM #7
Of course not, @GREED - they were legal devices! We all only ever listened to stuff we made ourselves and other "free" music, though right?
29th March 2014, 10:26 PM #8
Under the current laws, the coppers would have a brilliant time at my school.... they would arrest 99% of the students and staff. *Runs and hides when realizes that the music I am listening to has been ripped off of a cd*
30th March 2014, 08:08 AM #9
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