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U.S. lawmaker asks if the copy-protected CDs are illegal

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 04 Jan 2002 14:56

Today Rep. Rick Boucher sent a letter to recording industry executives asking if the copy-protected CDs violate Audio Home Recording Act from year 1992 that allows consumers to make personal copies of the CDs that they've purchased -- in return recording industry receives few cents for each blank CD and cassette that are sold in U.S.
This is the first time when this issue is raised by a House Representative and will definately make the issue of copy-protected CDs more public. All the major record labels have already experienced with copy-protected CDs either in the U.S. or in Europe and Universal was the first one to openly publish a copy-protected CD in the U.S. in December.

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