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UK Will Legally Be Able to Copy a DVD or CD for Personal Use

Victor B. Aug 3, 2011 0

Reuters is reporting that today an announcement will be made by Business Secretary Vince Cable that people in the UK will be able to legally put their CDs on the their iPods.  Also just like most of Europe, be able to copy a DVD or CD for personal use.  The decision is based on a recommendation from Professor Ian Hargreaves of Cardiff School of Journalism.  While reviewing Britain’s intellectual property framework, Hargreaves “found that Britain’s 300-year-old copyright laws were obstructing innovation and growth and said a shake-up could add nearly 8 billion pounds ($13 billion) to the economy.”  Also being announced will be the legalization of being able to use a copyrighted work in a parody.

VIA Reuters, Gizmodo