Ripping CDs still means ‘unauthorised copies’ according to RIAA

by admin December 13, 2007 at 5:56 pm

The lawsuit-happy RIAA still thinks that consumers who rip music from their own, legally purchased CDs, are ‘stealing’, in a surprise that actually isn’t a surprise at all.

ArsTechnica has published an interesting story on the RIAA’s continuing view that ripping your own CDs is stealing.

This is, of course, even though you are making a digital copy of something you have already purchased, so that it can be played on your own computer or digital music player, something that is now common to just about anyone that owns a computer, likes music, and buys CDs.

According to ArsTechnica, the case revolves around Atlantic v. Howell, with Atlantic on the RIAA’s side, and Howell being Jeffery and Pamela Howell, who are representing themselves without a lawyer.

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