Copyright Question (regarding music)


#1

Suppose I buy a CD and my father copies it onto his MP3 player. There’s a chance that he and I will listen to it, separately, at the same point in time. Is this legal in the U.S.? Thanks :slight_smile:


#2

It most probably is illegal. Don’t know if it’s sinful.


#3

[quote=Alterum]Suppose I buy a CD and my father copies it onto his MP3 player. There’s a chance that he and I will listen to it, separately, at the same point in time. Is this legal in the U.S.?
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It falls in a strange grey area where it’s not quite lawful to do, and yet the copyright holders are legally prohibited from doing anything about it.

By law in the U.S., the music companies get compensated for every blank CD, tape, etc. that is sold in return not being able to sue to stop this kind of sharing.

Oh, and IANAL and this is not legal advice!


#4

only if you sold it to him.


#5

Look up home copyright act.

Basically it entitles you to copy any music you want that you own or listen to on the radio, permitting you don’t distribute more than (5?) copies or sell it for money.

This was made in the late 70’s when records were being replaced by tapes and tapes gave way to mix tapes. The record companies tried to get a law passed saying mix tapes were illegal, but in the end the consumer got more rights.

Its not illegal, as long as you aren’t makeing tpp many copies or selling it.


#6

Look up home copyright act.

Basically it entitles you to copy any music you want that you own or listen to on the radio, permitting you don’t distribute more than (5?) copies or sell it for money.

This was made in the late 70’s when records were being replaced by tapes and tapes gave way to mix tapes. The record companies tried to get a law passed saying mix tapes were illegal, but in the end the consumer got more rights.

Its not illegal, as long as you aren’t makeing too many copies or selling it.


#7

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