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Old 09-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #21
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it's not leagal for me to buy a CD and copy it so that all my friends can have it to whether I make a profit or not.

this is what the music industry would call a lost sale, (as they assume that without you giving it to your friends they'd have all liked it enough to buy it if they like it enough to get a free copy).

it's the same as ripping a CD and sharing mp3s...

it's still illegal.
Technically its illegal to rip a cd to your mp3 player right?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #22
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Technically its illegal to rip a cd to your mp3 player right?
only if you listen to both at the same time I believe.


but the gov can't legally find out.
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Technically its illegal to rip a cd to your mp3 player right?
And thus mp3 players are illegal...? Yeah, like anyone will actually follow that law, nor will the music industry care if you rip music to mp3 to put on your mp3 player.
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if its illegal they will try to go after you for it. no matter how crazy.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:16 PM   #25
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And thus mp3 players are illegal...? Yeah, like anyone will actually follow that law, nor will the music industry care if you rip music to mp3 to put on your mp3 player.
no mp3 players are legal because in theory you buy the track from napster/itunes etc and transfer it to your mp3 player
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:54 PM   #26
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at the moment it is technically illegal for you to rip cd's to your mp3 player however there is suggestions that this law could be reformed to allow this to be legal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7176538.stm
either way though i honestly think the music companies and the courts have bigger fish to fry than people ripping cd's for personal use
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It's only illegal if they catch you
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