TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Who Owns the Music?

Re: Who Owns the Music?
3 Dec 2005 18:49:52 GMT

In article <>, Michael Quinn Michael
<> wrote:

> The recent discussions about Sony led to some interesting discussions
> among my colleagues about the used CD market:

> - if I buy a new CD, I am presumably entitled to record it for local
> (computer/IPOD/backup/whatever) use. If I do that, am I (legally or
> otherwise) prohibited from reselling or giving away the CD?

It's really quite simple. If you no longer own the original media
then you are not allowed to retain copies of/from that media. You
should either transfer the copies with the original, or destroy
them. Otherwise it's really no different than making copies of
other people's media for your own use.

John Meissen

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