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SCREW those bastards at the RIAA
« on: Feb 15 06 06:19 »
RIAA: CD ripping isn't fair use

The RIAA has filed comments with a federal agency in which they claim that ripping a CD isn't fair use.

As part of the on-going DMCA rule-making proceedings, the RIAA and other copyright industry associations submitted a filing that included this gem as part of their argument that space-shifting and format-shifting do not count as noninfringing uses, even when you are talking about making copies of your own CDs:

"Nor does the fact that permission to make a copy in particular circumstances is often or even routinely granted, necessarily establish that the copying is a fair use when the copyright owner withholds that authorization. In this regard, the statement attributed to counsel for copyright owners in the MGM v. Grokster case is simply a statement about authorization, not about fair use."

For those who may not remember, here's what Don Verrilli said to the Supreme Court last year:

"The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it's been on their website for some time now, that it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod.[/b]"

Full story link: [a href="http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004409.php"]http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004409.php[/a]


 

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