Hands up if you’ve ever copied music from your CD to an iPod. Yeah, that’s pretty much all of us, but apparently, we could be in big trouble.
Despite the UK Government legalising copying music for personal use, various music organisations have now won a judicial review against said ruling, which could obviously spell big trouble for the vast majority of people if they manage to get the ruling overturned.
The review, which was applied for by the Musician’s Union, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and UK Music, claims that there should be tax on blank media (which is basically memory sticks, CDs and hard-drives) and that said money should be shared between rights holders, which is what happens in other European countries.
Transferring music from CDs to MP3 players has only been legal for the last few months, with a five year battle to get the legislation implemented being won in October, but that could be set to change once again.