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Copy Cat: Space Shifting

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Last week during our series on Supercollectors, we discussed digital music collections. Today, we follow up on a question that arose: is it legal to keep ripped music files after you've gotten rid of the CDs that they came from? Our go-to copyright expert, Jonathan Reichman - otherwise known as the "Copy Cat" - joins us to explain the legality of "space shifting" and how it works. 

Guests:

Jonathan D. Reichman

Comments [2]

Matt from NYC

Fully agree with the comment above. Consumers were thrown into the digital age, good or bad, and efforts to remove the right to resell purchased property is ridiculous. If there was no technology to help facilitate the process or to regulate the buying and selling of digital media, fine. But the technology presented today, ReDigi, has clearly created a way to make this necessary market possible and I find it shameful of the labels efforts to deny consumers this choice to resell.

Feb. 22 2012 04:02 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Why was this not an issue when we had records, recorded that record to tape and then sold the record to our local record store?

Feb. 22 2012 02:36 PM

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