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    Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 3:57pm
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-07-18/ripping-music-is-illegal-again

Though it was made legal last year it is now illegal again.

I don't think I have ever read such bullshit before in my life. 

I wonder how much of a backhander this UK Music group gave to get this ruling in their favour?
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

I don't think I have ever read such bullshit before in my life.




In all seriousness, it was illegal before and unenforceable, so nothing has really changed. It's dumb though, and shows a severe lack of common sense. How is money lost if I buy a CD album and rip it so I can play it on an mp3 player while on the go? It's simple greed if they think the consumer should be paying for the same album multiple times just because they wish to have access to that album in different formats.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 4:40pm
And they wonder why CD sales have dropped so much... Just go and download things in protest.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 6:58pm
Wow, this is a new low.

I can't say how much bullshit that single statement is. I don't think I have to bother explaining why this is so fucking stupid.


Edited by Unitron - 19 Jul 2015 at 7:59pm
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This is about killing the CD, more than anything else, I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 4:35pm
How dumb can you get! If I buy a Cd and make a copy for use in the car how am I costing the music business money? Shot themselves in the foot again!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 666sharon666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 5:14pm
I'm honestly not surprised by this though, legitimate people are usually the ones who draw the short straw.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 5:44pm
It's the first time in my life I'm glad I don't live in GB. 
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people will still do it that law is dumb
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2015 at 5:41pm
This is the funniest thing I've seen all day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2015 at 3:35pm
This was illegal to begin w/ ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote J-Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2015 at 3:56pm
As stupid as this is, it's tough for me to get too riled up about a law that's completely impossible to enforce. Do they seriously think that this law will deter people from ripping their CD's?
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You'd have to ban computer disc drives that are capable of ripping CDs then too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 4:29am
I think they should ban music itself, it's the only way to be 100% sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 7:56am
I guess the jails are gonna be as full as those in the USA 
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