A couple of quotes from a Washington Post story:
The [recording] industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer.
Copying a song you bought is “a nice way of saying ‘steals just one copy,'”
So ripping a CD you bought to put it on your iPod is illegal, the music industry’s attorneys maintain.
That’s taking a logical law to its illogical end.
Preposterous? Ask a few formerly naive University of Tennessee students about the recording industry’s ball peen hammer tactics.
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