- Jun 12, 2001
Who cares what you accept? I'm speaking fact, not opinion.Originally posted by: shira
I don't accept that ripping your own CD for use on an MP3 player is fair use.Originally posted by: Vic
It's tempting to want to rip on Bush for this (pun intended), however, despite whatever the RIAA likes to say, ripping a CD to your own mp3 player is legal fair use, and something I do all the time, so it would be hypocritical of me to knock Bush for this. Plus, the thread title is wrong, unless it can be shown that Bush got this off a torrent or whatever.
What's the difference in principle between that and copying your own CD of Windows Vista that you installed on one of your PCs and installing it on another of your PCs?
And the differences are that (1) software is licensed, music is owned, and (2) having a single copy of Vista installed on 2 PC's necessarily implies that they would both be in use at the same time, whereas ripping the CD to my mp3 player implies that I'll listen to one copy at home and the other at the gym but never both at the same time. So it's merely an exchange of media. Hence, fair use.