RIAA claims ripping CDs to your iPod is wrong

By Derek Sooman on
The RIAA has decided that, in its great wisdom, it disagrees with you ripping your own CDs to your own iPod. RIAA and other copyright industry associations have previously submitted a report claiming that space-shifting and format-shifting do not count as noninfringing uses, and that this applies even when you are making copies of your own CDs.

"Nor does the fact that permission to make a copy in particular circumstances is often or even routinely granted, necessarily establish that the copying is a fair use when the copyright owner withholds that authorization. In this regard, the statement attributed to counsel for copyright owners in the MGM v. Grokster case is simply a statement about authorization, not about fair use."

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