Copying Own CDs 'Should Be Legal'

Unattributed, BBC, Nov 02, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

See, here's the deal. I can put 5,000 or so songs on my iRiver, so that's about $5,000 worth of music, should I ever fill it up. Now, were my $300 iRiver to cease functioning, or be lost, or dropped in a vat of oil, I would need to purchase all those songs again, unless I can copy my purchased songs. I have gone through three MP3 players already. Certainly, I am not prepared to repurchase the digital files each time. This is simple common sense. And the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) agrees.
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