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“UK music fans no longer face the threat of prosecution for copying their own CDs on to PCs or MP3 players, as long as the songs are only for personal use.
Peter Jamieson, chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, said consumers would only be penalised if they made duplicates of songs for other people.
Currently anyone transferring music to portable devices breaks copyright laws.”
Isn't that soniceof the BPI? They have the generosity of spirit to magnanimously permit me to copy my own music from my own CDwhich I have paid (a lot, usually) for, so that I can listen to it on my own iPod.
About **** time!
Don't they understand that most peoplewantto do the right thing, and that their idiocy comes pretty close to actively driving the majority toward unwilling illegality?