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    Re: Itunes on laptops for teachers

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    if they bought the music off itunes it's legal.
    if they ripped it off a cd they own it's legal (as long as only they listen to it on their ipod)
    Providing they own the laptop then it's legal. If it's a school computer they're using for work then AFAIK at that point they (and inherently the school) are in breach of copyright as soon as they copy/download the music onto the laptop.
    Why? I don't see why it changes the legality of what they're doing. Do you have any case law to back this up?
    I think you are right Steve - there is no "fair use" exception in this country - all "ripped" music and video is illegal whether you own the CD or not.

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    Re: Itunes on laptops for teachers

    We have a similar (but less powerful than fair use) copyright exception in this country, it's called 'Fair Dealing'.

    http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/rights/copyright.htm

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    Re: Itunes on laptops for teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by srochford
    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis
    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne
    if they bought the music off itunes it's legal.
    if they ripped it off a cd they own it's legal (as long as only they listen to it on their ipod)
    Providing they own the laptop then it's legal. If it's a school computer they're using for work then AFAIK at that point they (and inherently the school) are in breach of copyright as soon as they copy/download the music onto the laptop.
    Why? I don't see why it changes the legality of what they're doing. Do you have any case law to back this up?
    Can't quote any case studies off-hand but when you buy a CD the T&C's only entitle you personally to listen to music you buy in your own home. As others have said if you follow the rules strictly you don't even have the right to rip/backup the music (in this country at least) as it counts as duplication which is also prohibited. It's only because the BPI tends to turn a blind eye to things like this that it's tolerated rather than explicitely allowed.
    The school doesn't have any rights to this copyrighted material so if it's put onto the schools laptop/servers it's illegal as it would be covered under distribution of copyrighted material.
    IMO it's shocking how little right we have to Music/Movies we buy but that's the law AFAIK (or at least what it says on Movies/DVD you buy) :?



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