According to government sources, the UK will finally legalize the personal ripping of CDs and DVDs for media players or for personal use.

Prime Minister David Cameron recommended the move in his review of the UK IP framework created by Professor Ian Hargreaves a few months ago. 

Hargreaves rightfully pronounced that Britain’s copyright laws, written 300 years ago, were “obstructing” innovation and growth, and new laws could add 8 billion pounds to the struggling economy. 

To date, the practice of ripping CDs for personal use is legal in all European nations except for Ireland, Britain and Malta. 

Additionally, the government will begin allowing exception to copyright for parody.

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