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Matt Shaw
2003-12-06, 12:08
Be careful though because over here in the UK, there have been two
stories that I'm aware of over copied music, one was a young school girl
(of 14 years) and the music companies came down on her and there news
said something like fined for a large amount of money. I don't know what
the out come was - whether they went ahead, or lessen the fine or just
didn't it to be a warning.


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Ben Laurie
Sent: 05 December 2003 23:00
To: SlimDevices Discussion
Subject: [slim] MP3 files


Grant Harris wrote:

> 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?

None of them are legal, though I'm pretty sure a dimmer view will be
taken of those that don't correspond to CDs you own.

Cheers,

Ben.

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