UK music fans no longer face the threat of prosecution for copying their own CDs on to PCs or MP3 players, as long as the songs are only for personal use.
Peter Jamieson, chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, said consumers would only be penalised if they made duplicates of songs for other people.
Thank you for that. Considering that I don't own a CD player anymore, and I listen music on my PC, I might occasionally copy tracks from a CD I own that I particularly like to save me the hassle to get up to get the CD. I didn't even realise I was breaking the law after all I had bought the CD and I was using the technology available to make things easier for me.
If I had a MP3 player (I don't so I never broke the law there) I would have probably put tracks from my CD collection without thinking too much about it. What were we supposed to do buy a CD and then buy the same music in a MP3 format? Get real!