New UK IPO exceptions make CD and DVD ripping legal

Interesting development for those with media servers, and particularly for our Zen Media Servers – the UK Intellectual Property Office is set to make ‘ripping’ or backing up your DVDs/Blu-rays and music legal. Ian Barker at BetaNews summarises the details below:

“Although you weren’t ever likely to be the subject of a dawn raid from the Sweeney for doing it, until now it has been illegal under UK copyright law to make copies of digital media.

From this summer though the government is changing the current legislation so that you’ll be able to transfer music to your MP3 player or make backup copies of your movies without any risk of getting your collar felt.”

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