February 16, 2006

RIAA: Ripping Your CD's is Not Fair Use (!)

EFF:
It is no secret that the entertainment oligopolists are not happy about space-shifting and format-shifting. But surely ripping your own CDs to your own iPod passes muster, right? In fact, didn't they admit as much in front of the Supreme Court during the MGM v. Grokster argument last year?

Apparently not.

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:
Some of our politicians have been serving Hollywood's interests (to the detriment of ours) rather well, including Jim Sensenbrenner and John Conyers, among others. Posted by James Zellmer at February 16, 2006 6:42 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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