Re: Is it illegal to have mp3's for your own personal use?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 13, 2000 at 11:56:40:
In Reply to: Is it illegal to have mp3's for your own personal use? posted by Michael Upton on April 13, 2000 at 10:48:21:
: Is it illegal to have mp3's on your computer when you do not own the music yourself, but it is only for your own use, and not intended for distribution or to make any money at all off of it?
The law is moving so fast that it might take reseach to know the final answer which I'm not going to do without being paid.
My gut says that downloading on to a VCR is a violation of the copyright law. It is unlikely that such a download would be brought into a court unless reproductions were made. I think there is an analogy between that ant the mp3's.
M. Arthur Auslander
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