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Bill Quick

UK will finally allow citizens to legally rip CDs | Ars Technica

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.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


You Didn’t Build That — 1 Comment

  1. I don’t care about the legality. I’ve been ripping my CDs, DVDs and ebooks for portable personal use for a long time. Because I bought the effing things and I will do whatever I damned well want to with them.