Norway Wants To Make Most Of Its Citizens Criminals

from the nice-of-them dept

It looks like Norway is trying to make sure that a large percentage of its citizens are criminals, by passing legislation that would make it illegal to rip a CD to MP3s and move it to an MP3 player. The legislation seems a bit convoluted, because they would let you copy a CD to another CD or let you break copy protection for things they deem is “appropriate.” So… why should a government determine how exactly you can listen to your music? What public benefit does this serve? The only real reason to do this is to protect the obsolete business models of the recording industry (who, of course, applauded the move).

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