UK copyright laws "outdated"

OUTDATED COPYRIGHT LAWS in the UK need a re-think, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research, or the IPPR. The research body is mulling over the idea of a personal "private right to copy," which would allow individuals to copy their own CDs onto mp3 players or to rip DVDs for personal use - both of which are currently against the law.

A recent research report published by the National Consumer Council found that just under 60 per cent of 2000 British adults think it's legal to copy your own CDs. Fifty-five per cent of those interviewed have copied CDs before.

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News source: The Inq

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