Re: [Videolib] Converting CD's to Ipods/MP3 players

Karen Fischer (Karen_Fischer@freenet.richland.oh.us)
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 15:18:52 -0500

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My understanding is that a CD purchased and owned by the person downloading it onto their own MP3 players is legal. Installing/downloading CDs owned by a library or a friend is not legal.
Just like when people recorded their own vinyl albums onto cassettes for convenience, use in a car, mix tapes, etc. back in the dark ages.
Karen Fischer
AV Librarian
Mansfield Richland County Library
Mansfield, OH

schmittm@uwgb.edu,internet writes:
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We have students and faculty who want to convert cds onto their MP3 players. Is it legal to purchase a cd (musical or otherwise) and convert it to an MP3 player? Our stance has always been that there is no unauthorized duplication and this is clearly another copy albeit not a physical copy.

Thanks!

--Mike Schmitt
UW-Green Bay

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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.