Thursday, February 20, 2003

Good luck, but...

We're pleased that Stelios is taking the judgement against Easyeverything to High Court Appeal, but we're not sure that attempting to argue that someone downloading a copyrighted album onto CD to play it later is akin to video recording a TV show to watch later is going to fly. Clearly, the BPI will be able to argue conclusively and persuasively that there's a difference between taping something either broadcast Free To Air or else paid for by prior subscription, and burning a CD of material that hasn't been made freely available. Stelios would be better placed pointing out that EasyEverything merely made the computers and CD burners available, and it was up to the individual users to ensure they were not breaching copyright guidelines.

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