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Hercules
2008-01-08, 05:39
Copying music from a CD to a home computer could be made legal under new proposals from the UK government.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7176538.stm

Fifer
2008-01-08, 06:03
Copying music from a CD to a home computer could be made legal under new proposals from the UK government.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7176538.stm

I just saw that article. A remarkable display of common sense.

killie99
2008-01-08, 06:23
Must be April 1st .... our government isn't renowed for sensible ideas :)

RainmanRam
2008-01-08, 06:47
Copying music from a CD to a home computer could be made legal under new proposals from the UK government.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7176538.stm

That's not how I read it. It sounded to me that it would only be illegal if you sold the original after making the copy. Makes sense to me.

bigfool1956
2008-01-08, 06:49
Sensible ideas, perhaps like this quote from a related article

"Some have pointed out that fast-forwarding through the ads at the start of a DVD now contravenes the law."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3256945.stm

But still, it does seem like a step in the right direction, although how they will police this section I do not know:

"Owners would not be allowed to sell or give away their original discs once they had made a copy."

Maybe if we go to a used CD store, a SWAT team will raid our house to see if the disc we have just handed over is stored on any computer or ipod!!!!!!!

killie99
2008-01-08, 09:32
Also, it says you won't be allowed to copy DRM enabled tracks. Now that would suck if I had any DRM enabled tracks .....

adamslim
2008-01-08, 11:44
"Owners would not be allowed to sell or give away their original discs once they had made a copy."

Has anyone come up with a good solution to what to do with all the CDs? I don't want them in my living room any more, and don't want to store 1000s of CDs either, they take up so much space!

Phil Leigh
2008-01-08, 13:08
Has anyone come up with a good solution to what to do with all the CDs? I don't want them in my living room any more, and don't want to store 1000s of CDs either, they take up so much space!

Mine are in a locked metal box in the garage (2,500 of them).
They used to be in the loft.
I have a lifetime supply of silica gel sachets...

TCM
2008-01-08, 13:21
Has anyone come up with a good solution to what to do with all the CDs? I don't want them in my living room any more, and don't want to store 1000s of CDs either, they take up so much space!

Get rid of the jewelcases and you'll save a lot of space.

http://www.livingwithmusic.com/index.php/main/comments/cd_sleeves/

Sam Lowry
2008-01-08, 15:22
Get rid of the jewelcases and you'll save a lot of space.

http://www.livingwithmusic.com/index.php/main/comments/cd_sleeves/


Thanks for that link. Been thinking about doing this myself - I need the space. As I have posted elsewhere- remember to check if your jewel cases are recyclable - many of them are.

ceejay
2008-01-08, 16:05
(1) what to do with CDs ... search the forum or elsewhere for "jazz loft" CD sleeves. Give about a 4:1 space compression over jewel cases

(2) back to the original topic ... a well hidden part of the proposal being consulted on is that the right to copy ("format shifting") as proposed by the original Gowers report would only apply to "works published after the date that the law comes into effect".

Although, to be fair, the current consultation document goes a bit further and prefers the option to "Allow format shifting of works copied after the exception takes effect" (note that this would NOT legalise our existing libraries!).

Ceejay.

TCM
2008-01-08, 23:13
(1) what to do with CDs ... search the forum or elsewhere for "jazz loft" CD sleeves. Give about a 4:1 space compression over jewel cases

Ceejay.

You can read about Jazz Loft in my link :)