Making backups of copyrighted media for personal use is now illegal.

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Fango_Jett
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"The High Court recently overturned private copying exceptions introduced last year by the UK Government, once again outlawing the habits of millions of citizens. The Intellectual Property Office today explains that ripping a CD in iTunes is no longer permitted, and neither is backing up your computer if it contains copyrighted content."

It's absolutely amazing how out of touch the current copyright system is with modern methods. The fact that the media industry has such a huge grasp on our liberties is astonishing.
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Lol.

If a law immediately criminalizes millions of citizens for doing something as innocuous as making backups of their own property then the law is flawed.

I recall once reading about kings constantly having to restate laws they decreed because they couldn't enforce it. I suspect this law will likewise end up in the same category of law, until it's rescinded.
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Impossible to enforce. So I'm.not concerned.

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Is it the moving of music from one format to another that is deemed illegal?

If so simply listening to music could be deemed illegal, as your moving a compressed file from your speakers to your inner ear. Pretty ridiculous.
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(Original post by SausageMan)
Is it the moving of music from one format to another that is deemed illegal?

If so simply listening to music could be deemed illegal, as your moving a compressed file from your speakers to your inner ear. Pretty ridiculous.
Basically yes. Say you have a physical CD, under new legislation it would be illegal to rip that CD to say, iTunes. Basically anything that produces a copy of copyrighted material, even if it is for personal use, is now illegal.
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Impossible to enforce. So I'm.not concerned.

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It's not about the practicality of this law. It highlights how out of touch and outdated our current copyright legislation is as a whole.
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(Original post by Fango_Jett)
https://torrentfreak.com/itunes-is-i...ht-law-150805/

"The High Court recently overturned private copying exceptions introduced last year by the UK Government, once again outlawing the habits of millions of citizens. The Intellectual Property Office today explains that ripping a CD in iTunes is no longer permitted, and neither is backing up your computer if it contains copyrighted content."

It's absolutely amazing how out of touch the current copyright system is with modern methods. The fact that the media industry has such a huge grasp on our liberties is astonishing.
The media has a huge grasp on our liberties??
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