CD ripping about to be legal in UK

August 3rd, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After so much protests, the UK government is finally making reforms to the country’s copyright laws to make the transfer of media from CD to other devices legal. Under the current laws, it is illegal to copy the content of a CD to a device like MP3 player, iPod or computer.

The UK government hopes that the new law will bring in additional revenue which the country currently needs. It is estimated that the economy will be boosted with additional £8 billion after the new reform is passed into law.

UK’s Business Secretary Vince Cable in an interview with the Daily Mail said that, “The Government is focused on boosting growth and the Hargreaves review highlighted the potential to grow the UK economy. By creating a more open intellectual property system it will allow innovative businesses to develop new products and services which will be able to compete fairly in the UK’s thriving markets for consumer equipment.”

The new law is called Digital Economy Act and it will prohibit people from sharing digital content but they will be allowed to transfer their digital materials from one platform to another.

British’s current copyright law is 300 years old.

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