Re: Re: Re: the legality of mp3's
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on October 30, 1999 at 06:22:40:
In Reply to: Re: Re: the legality of mp3's posted by Sam on October 29, 1999 at 12:59:47:
: In response to Mr. Auslander's comments:
: You most likely have more experience in this field than I, but isn't copying those files to your hard disk the same as backing up your files on a floppy disk? Look at these game system emulations (Nintendo, Sega, etc.), their home sites claim that it is legal to back up owned games on your hard drive, so in effect shouldn't it be legal to back up your CD's on your hard disk?
Without research, if you "own" it you can use it. You can sell what you have bought if it is a physical things. Your can't reproduce and sell. Games don't work without downloading. Copying a CD to disk, is like down loading a program on to a VCR. That is probably illegal technically. Selling the download which is copyright protected is an infringement.
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