U.K. Music Industry Seeks To Impose 'IPod Levy'

Law360, New York (April 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The British music industry is seeking to impose a new U.K. levy on MP3 players and devices that copy CDs, as a way of recouping what the industry sees as major financial losses caused by people who make copies of music they have purchased.

Under U.K. copyright law, “format shifting” of music is illegal, meaning that consumers who transfer a CD they own to their iPod or make a copy of a CD are infringing copyright. Copyright law in most other countries, including the U.S., does...
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