UK legal change for personal CD ripping

Soon it will no longer be illegal to rip CDs or DVDs for personal use.The government is poised to announce the change as it accepts some of the recommendations of the wide-ranging Hargreaves Review of UK copyright law.The review was intended to identify legislation that has been outdated by technological change.As well as legalising “format shifting”, it also suggested relaxing rules on parody and creating an agency to licence copyrighted content. see:UK to legalise private copying of CDs – source
Britain will signal on Wednesday that it intends to legalise copying of CDs or DVDs onto digital music players or computers for personal use, a government source said on Tuesday.The move was one of the recommendations made in a review of Britain’s intellectual property framework carried out by Professor Ian Hargreaves earlier this year at the request of Prime Minister David Cameron. copyright system set for massive overhaul
CD-ripping, non-commercial text mining and parodies of creative works are all set to become legal, as part of sweeping reforms to the UK copyright regime.On Wednesday, the government issued its belated response (PDF) to Ian Hargreaves’s intellectual property (IP) review, saying it broadly accepted every one of the recommendations in that report. In addition to the limited copyright exceptions, this will lead to the creation of a national clearing house to make it easier for people and organisations to get permission to use copyrighted material.

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