UK Government to Legalize CD and DVD Ripping Starting June 1

artist: Misc date: 04/01/2014 category: industry news

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UK Government to Legalize CD and DVD Ripping Starting June 1
As a part of the new government legislation, CD and DVD ripping will be legalized in the UK starting June 1.

The bill comes with the goal of updating copyright laws for the digital age and will no longer make it illegal to copy music, e-books or films you have purchased from one device to another for personal use.

As expected, it will still be illegal to copy content you do not legally own, Digital Spy reports.

"The changes make small but important reforms to UK copyright law and aim to end the current situation where minor and reasonable acts of copying which benefit consumers, society and the economy are unlawful," UK Intellectual Property Office statement reads. "They also remove a range of unnecessary rules and regulations from the statute book in line with the government's aim to reduce regulation."
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