Copying Music To iPod Illegal in Australia

The subject of copyright is an oft-debated one today, in part because of the change that the Internet is bringing to the world all around us. In the face of readily-available digital duplication and piracy, corporate copyright owners have striven to gain new copyright powers that far exceed traditional copyright.

That battle is likely never to be won by any of the involved parties to their satisfaction, but one thing that content owners, technology companies (Apple in particular), and consumers alike have profited from is the ability to put your legally purchased music on a portable music player such as an iPod. full article at the Sydney Morning Herald, and we recommend it as a very interesting read. Note that the Morning Herald requires free registration.