Ripping Discs

Copyright law is changing, as we enter a new era of media entertainment...

Format Shifting

Is ripping discs that you have legally purchased illegal?

Daily Mail (4th Aug 2011)
Downloading songs from CDs to MP3 players 'will no longer be illegal' More...

BBC (3rd Aug 2011)
Copyright law is changing, as we enter a new era of media entertainment. Various countries already permit the archiving of discs (audio) by charging a tax on all devices capable of reading discs (i.e. Germany). The UK Copyright laws are set to change 'to be brought in line with reality' - More...

Reuters (2nd Aug 2011)
Britain will signal on Wednesday that it intends to legalize copying of CDs or DVDs onto digital music players or computers for personal use, a government source said on Tuesday. More...
 
The archiving of video discs may follow the same path, or the 'archive for personal use allowed' label may appear on more discs in the future. For now, the removal of CSS protection needed to create working copies of video disks may be illegal in your region. If removal of CSS protection is carried it, it is done at the users own risk.