Wednesday, January 2, 2008

TECH: RIAA Says Copying CDs Onto Your PC Is "Illegal"

A man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music recordings on his PC - all ripped from his collection of CDs, has been confronted with the news (along with the rest of us) that this is apparently illegal. So, you've bought that $25 CD and you have absolutely no legal way of copying it to your PC and then onto your MP3 player. Nope. None at all.

The RIAA's lawyer in the case, Ira Schwartz, argued in a brief filed earlier this month that the MP3 files the man had made on his computer from legally bought CDs were "unauthorized copies" of copyrighted recordings.

The Washington Post has more after the jump

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