I wonder if this extends to games as well...
I wonder if this extends to games as well...
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)
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!
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*
I hope this doesn't happen!
UK music industry pushes for a new tax on CD copying
Government facing judicial review challenge over failure to compensate in private copying exceptionIf you buy a CD (or vinyl) and want to listen to it on your iPhone, music labels ideally want you to pay out again for the digital version, not rip it to your computer and transfer across. However, the government argued that because its private copying laws are narrower than most European countries, a levy shouldn't be applied in the UK.
Music watchdogs aren't having that, so they're lobbying for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders to get additional kickbacks, which could be deducted from sales of MP3 players, blank CDs and hard drives. The High Court now has to decide whether the music industry is being overly greedy or justified in charging for private copyrights.
The Musicians’ Union (MU), The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and UK Music have launched an application for Judicial Review of the Government’s introduction of a private copying exception without providing fair compensation for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders within the creative sector. The MU, BASCA and UK Music welcome the purpose of the new measures, namely to enable consumers to make a copy of their legally acquired music.
However, this is a bad piece of legislation as it incorrectly implements the law by failing to include fair compensation for musicians, composers and rights holders. The private copying exception will damage the musician and composer community. It contravenes Article 5 (2) (b) of the Copyright Directive which includes a requirement that where a member state provides for such a copyright exception – as the UK now has – it must also provide fair compensation for rights holders. It is the compensatory element of a private copying exception that lies at the heart of EU law and underpins common respect for the songwriters, composers and musicians whose work is copied.
The decision of the UK Government not to provide fair compensation to songwriters, composers and musicians is in stark contrast to the vast majority of countries in Europe who have introduced private copying exceptions. The absence of a compensatory mechanism has led to the judicial review being applied for. The Judicial review process will involve the High Court examining the Government’s decision to ensure that it was made in a lawful way. It will test the manner in which the Government made its decision. Our intention is that a successful challenge will lead to the decision being re-made properly, with the legislation amended appropriately.
what a crocMusic watchdogs aren't having that, so they're lobbying for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders to get additional kickbacks, which could be deducted from sales of MP3 players, blank CDs and hard drives. The High Court now has to decide whether the music industry is being overly greedy or justified in charging for private copyrights.
so if I buy a blank cd and use it to back up pupil documents say I have to give money to a music industry that im sorry isn't exactly short of a bob or 2?
Why not tax fridges because people can store beer in them so they don't need to go to the pub to buy it. Its almost worth pirating music so these awful companies might go to the wall
The music industry are greedy. That is all that I take from this. How much of this extra tax would end up in the pockets of actual musicians anyway? Guessing a very small amount after "admin" costs by the various agencies and labels...
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