Published Jan 08, 2008Tides are turning in the world as burning CDs, which is currently illegal - in case you didn't know - is currently being challenged as a criminal offence.
The UKs new government proposal will allow music fans to make copies for personal use, but selling or giving away a burned version of a CD will still be a violation of the law just like uploading music onto the internet. Another common illegal procedure is transferring files from a CD to MP3 players and iPods, a process that is not part of the proposal.
The British Phonographic Industry is in support of the move, but warns against making changes that could damage the rights of record companies since the internet has stifled sales in the past few years. This proposal is up for public consultation until April 8.