Is copying your CDs for use in the car considered pirating?
I ask this question because I’ve been making copies of my CDs for the car for awhile now, and decided I wanted some different music in the car. So I grabbed some of my fav new albums and started to copy.
Some of them won’t copy using Nautilus… I just open up Brasero and tell it to go at it. I only had a problem with one CD, and I had to rip that one to my desktop, then send it to a CD. I have no problem with this…
Granted, I’m not making copies of the CDs to sell or whatever… I just want to use them more effectively in my car. I figure, I make copies, and if my car gets broken into and they get stolen, it’s not much of a loss. I’m out all the time I spent burning the CDs, but I’m not out the actual CDs.
I’m sure the RIAA would prefer me to buy disks for the car and disks for my CD player in the house, as well as disks to rip onto my MP3 player.
But, the funny thing is, I don’t have that much money. I’ve been a good music buyer… in that I BUY my music. I don’t steal it off of the web (unless it says “FREE DOWNLOAD”; I’ve found some awesome stuff that way, and I’d buy it if there was a CD available).
Just my $0.02.