British government informs public about legalizing ripping CDs and DVDs




The United Kingdom’s legislation regarding copyright ease by which consumers can now rip legally. DVDs and CDs Any other use of content in the context of fair use is legalized. A public campaign has already started.

CD ripping At present in the UK legally allowed to use the content on a CD or a DVD, private copying but politics decided in December there to clean up after a public consultation to an end. In the revised legislation around copyright, which is to be introduced in June will now be allowed to CDs and DVDs in their possession ripping for personal use. Consumer

The British government has become a campaign launched to inform the amended legislation, the public as reports TorrentFreak. In addition, it is now also allowed to use copyrighted content in other fair use scenarios such as when making parodies or citing sources. The sharing of pirated content, eg via P2P networks, however, remains expressly prohibited.

Although the revised legislation actually legalizes a pastime for many years also in vogue among UK consumers, the government argues that making the modifications copyright ‘reasonable’. Moreover, the British government thinks that legalizing the copying of copyrighted material for personal use can bring to the tech industry more sales. In addition, an estimate is called pounds annually, 31 million, around 37 million euros.

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