Monday, January 07, 2008

A Personal Exemption

William Patry is still a most generous man but apparently something was bugging him enough for him to dig into his garage archives. A very interesting *must* read.

FYI: The US Audio Home Recording Act ("AHRA") = Private Copy Levy legislation, at Section 80 in the Copyright Act of Canada.

We have here perhaps the genesis to a fair solution to end the real burning question: can you 1) legally copy a CD/LP you own, 2) to your own MP3 Player or 3) Computer? Stay tuned as the solution, a personal exemption, not fair use provisions, evolves. He may be going to his 'back garage' for more (amazing what you can find).

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