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Personal copying for private use

The government introduced a new copyright exception in October 2014 that permitted you to make copies of media (CDs, ebooks etc) you have bought, for private purposes such as format shifting or backup without infringing copyright. For example the exception would allow you to copy content that you have bought on a CD onto your MP3 player, provided it was for your own private use.

A judicial review overturned this new law and the exception introduced in October 2014 is no longer in force.

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