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Chris Beach
2003-12-05, 09:45
In the UK currently you wont be prosecuted, as the BPI hasn't started any
legal proceedings.

Though they could do at any time.

Any file that you have, and you don't have a original source, means you've
broken the copyright laws...you haven't 'stole' or broken any other law.

I doubt there will be any legal action in the UK unless Europe is all
agreed, and that doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon.

So carry on:)
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From: Grant Harris [mailto:grantharris (AT) hpc2000 (DOT) freeserve.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 4:13 PM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] MP3 files



Can anyone tell me what the legal position of having MP3's is in the UK.

I have a large number of MP3's, approx. 17,000. Many of these are copies of
CD's that I own but many are not.

As long as I don't file share can I be prosecuted for having these files?


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