"Backups" of Audio and Video. What is legal and what is not.

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Bern, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. Bern

    Bern Mind the gap!

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    Making a copy of an Audio CD that you own for use in your car or another device such as an MP3 player is Legal.
    Making a copy of a VHS or BETA Videotape that you own onto DVD is Legal .
    Making any sort of copy of a DVD/HD-DVD/BLU-RAY, even if you own it outright, is Illegal.

    Please see the following web site for more information on current Australian copyright laws,
    http://www.copyright.org.au/
    Specificly the following publication in regard to Music,
    http://www.copyright.org.au/admin/cms-acc1/_images/5465298314d00217517fbb.pdf
    And the following publication in regards to Videos & DVDs.
    http://www.copyright.org.au/admin/cms-acc1/_images/20255322914cfc34d88e99f.pdf
    Any and all discussion of ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES will be deleted without notice and repeat offenders risk loosing their forum access.
     
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