Apr. 27th, 2012

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Over the last couple days (and years honestly, it just reached critical mass over the last couple days) I have run across several people who are unloading their CD collections by copying the CDs, then selling or giving away the CDs.

Doesn't the physical CD represent your legal right to have the music (or movie or what have you)? If you copy the CD to your computer, then get rid of the CD, doesn't the music become the equivalent of bit torrented playlist of pirated music? That seems like a risky thing to do to a large and spendy music collection.

I've been slowly copying our music, disposing of the packaging, then filing the CDs in a big book full of CD sleeves under the assumption that that was what you had to do to maintain your proof of legal rights to the music.

Ethically getting rid of the CDs if probably fine. Legally I'm not so sure.

Does anyone know?

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