An update to UK copyright law means that from June 1, 2014 it will no longer be illegal to make copies of CDs—or e-books or any other media—that you have bought for personal use.
According to current law, it is actually illegal to copy a CD for backup or to play the music on an MP3 player or mobile. It’s also illegal to format shift an e-book you’ve bought from one device to another. Under new exceptions to copyright law, first initiated by the 2011 Hargreaves Review, people will be no longer be committing a crime by format shifting copies of CDs, e-books, or films they have bought.
It is at the heart of the nature of statist tyrannies to pretend that you own nothing except at the grace of the state.