UK Music Industry OKs Copying CDs To Devices For Personal Use

Another report about the evolution of copyright in the UK. In this installment, we learn that even though it’s still illegal to copy personal CDs to PCs or MP3 players — even for personal use — the British Phonographic Industry won’t prosecute. The kid gloves come off if songs are duplicated for other people.
According to the BBC, BPI chairman Peter Jamieson told the Commons select committee for culture, media and sport that they want to draw a distinction between personal use and copying to distribute.
For good measure, he also urged Apple to offer interoperability, saying that iTunes’ current market dominace is “not particularly healthy.”
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