It depends on your national law, the laws in the various continental European states
Originally Posted by dawnrazor
differ considerably, and the relevant laws in England and the USA are completely dif-
ferent from those in most continental European states (e.g. their laws have the con-
cept of "copyright", which does not exist in most European laws, where a quite diffe-
rent concept of "intellectual property" is used).
For example, in Germany a Privatkopie ("private copy") for the personal use only is al-
most always allowed, to compensate the owner of the intellectual property we pay a
small fee with every empty CD, printer and other device used to produce copies we
buy, and that money is distributed to the organization of the intellectual property ow-
So, to be sure what is legal, you have to take a look at the Swedish law.
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