[Scottish] Copying BBC CD's

Phil Deane phil at miracleexpress.force9.co.uk
Mon Jan 19 22:48:25 GMT 2004

On Monday 19 Jan 2004 16:10, Allan Whiteford wrote:
> People,
> (And not Rob in particular).
> Could we not discuss stuff like this on the mailing list. It makes us
> look bad to be seen to be helping each other do legally dubious[1]
> things. Talk to each other directly or something. There are plenty of
> internet resources, mailing lists and IRC chatrooms which deal with this
> topic.

I have replied to Rob off list, so that it is not discussed on here. I do 
agree that this email should have been sent direct to me, instead of on the 

 However I would like to point out that my original premise was making a 
single backup of the CD, so If my kids did trash the disc, I still had the 
original, and could recopy it for them, which according to UK copyright laws, 
it not in the slightest "Legally Dubious"[1] but is in fact perfectly legal 
[2]. My response to Rob was that I did not try it, as I do not own a copy of 
clonecd(which I believe is propietry software) so could not try it.

[1] Legally \Le"gal*ly\, adv.
   In a legal manner.

Dubious \Du"bi*ous\, a. [L. dubius, dubiosus, fr. duo two. See
   Two, and cf. Doubt.]
   1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt;
      wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.

[2] Legal \Le"gal\ (l[=e]"gal), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law;
   prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. lectus bed),
   and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l['e]gal. Cf. Lie to
   be prostrate, Loyal, Leal.]
   1. Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating
      to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test;
      a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything
      is legal which the laws do not forbid.

Phil Deane

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