British Users Can Now Copy Digital ContentAdded: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Following many other counties across the world, the United Kingdom has finally allowed its citizens to make personal copies of digital content if they have legally purchased it. The conditions are that the consumers can keep the duplicates on local storage or in the cloud for their own use, but are not allowed to share the content.
By the way, many people in the United Kingdom believed they already had this law before. The matter is that most of the world has some fair use law for digital copying, but in Britain ripping CDs to other formats had previously been referred to as copyright violation, although such cases were rarely prosecuted.
The recent changes to the legislation were detailed in June 2014, when the Intellectual Property Office issued the appropriate guidance, but those changes had not come into effect until now. The Minister for Intellectual Property explained that the changes will bring the intellectual property laws of the country into the 21st century. In other words, the British IP regime is expected to be responsive to the modern business environment or more flexible for consumers now.
The suggested changes to the law also include permission to create parodies of copyright works, while in the past there has been a risk of being sued for copyright violation if using clips of films, TV shows or songs without the rights holder’s consent.
At the moment, a lot of other European nations introduced a levy on sales of recordable media, including blank DVDs, memory cards and hard disks. Some of them also placed levy on MP3 players and video recorders. All of those proceeds are passed on to the media industry, but the reality is that all those measures are dying out along with physical formats.
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
|im sure of the locals will be happy about it, anyway it been a long tradition of copying ever since|
|posted by (2014-10-16 03:29:56)|
|"British Users Can Now Copy Digital Content" -> "British Users Can Now Legally Copy Digital Content".|
The difference being that Britians are not morons for not being able to copy digital content for decades.
|posted by (2014-10-16 18:38:18)|
|good point Timbo|
|@2 there is no such word as Britians,it`s British or if referring to the iron age Celtics Britons is acceptable,it has to be said many in the Uk have been copying their DVD`s for years with the introduction of Xcopy and other programs for over a decade creating backups of their video collections or trans-coding them to .avi format to save space on HDD`s and to save buying large amounts of dvd disks,this only legitimizes what we have done for over a decade anyway and so my 7000 dvd`s can legally all go onto HDD as avi`s hoorah.I normally have between4 and 5 films avi converted to one dvd so only a small collection backed up.|
|I remember ripping my record collection to 24 bit 96,000 Hz a couple of years ago. Some of it has never been released to CD, but this has been going on for decades. I did rip my CD collection though a couple of years ago or more probably including my DVD-audio collection.|
I thought it was legal.
|posted by (2014-10-17 07:04:10)|
|@4: Thanks for pointing that out.|
|posted by (2014-10-18 01:23:58)|
So,had he said this.....The difference being that British are not morons for not being able to copy digital content for decades.
That doesnt sound right,if British is the proper word,would he then have to say
The difference being that the British are not morons???
|@7 the answer is simple the British people have and will continue to copy anything we like from our providers for whatever we can get for the exorbitant amount we pay for said service,we are egregious and definitely not moronic the latter is exclusively the trait of the British govt and not its people in general.|
|The answer to the whole internet spying and piracy argument should be quashed and a levy on the provider not those who have been given the access to such materials at a price already,ISP`s crashing to the floor from the 20th storey offices ,can see the headlines now.||
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