Copying in Spain and the UK

The IFPI are appealing a ruling in Spain that a person downloading from the internet for free is not doing anything illegal if the downloads are for personal use. Basically lawyers for Promusicae (IFPI Spain) failed to prove that the defendent was selling CDRs of what he downloaded.

And in the UK the BPI has been recommending that the law on personal copying of CDs (currently illegal) should not be repealed and that copyright owners should simply authorise consumers to copy for personal use. The BPI wants the law in place as a line in the sand and because they make a distinction for the circumstance where the copy is passed to a third party. The Institute for Public Policy Research would like to see the law changed, for the sake of clarity.

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