The Null Device

Burn a CD, go to jail

If you break the law, the law will break you: From this week onward, if you live in the UK and burn a CD containing "illicit recordings" -- i.e., anything infringing on copyright, such as a MP3 downloaded from a file-sharing service -- you could be gaoled for 10 years, a more severe sentence than some handed out to murderers, rapists and paedophiles. Uh-oh; better not make that mix CD for the friend I'm going to be visiting in London in that case.

There are 3 comments on "Burn a CD, go to jail":

Posted by: richard Fri Jul 26 06:47:00 2002

Property has been more valuable than people for a long time, even here.

Posted by: richard Fri Jul 26 06:47:31 2002

ps. what's with the huge fonts in these comment postings???

Posted by: acb Fri Jul 26 08:05:38 2002

What huge fonts? Mozilla looks fairly normal here.