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Copyright and copying. Can I rip a DVD

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Written on 05 June 2014

The UKIPO claims:-

“Copyright law is being changed to allow you to make personal copies of media you have bought, for private purposes such as format shifting or backup, the changes will mean that you will be able to copy a book or film you have purchased for one device onto another without infringing copyright."

You will be permitted to make personal copies to any device that you own, or a personal online storage medium, such as a private cloud. However, it will be illegal to give other people access to the copies you have made, including, for example, by allowing a friend to access your personal cloud storage . So be careful! Rememeber copyright is about ownership and permission.

Through a Government-commissioned survey, which found that 85% of consumers already thought that DVD and CD ripping was legal. More than one-third of all consumers admitted that they’d already made copies of media they purchased.

Written by Michael Coyle


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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.



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