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Is It Legal to Copy Music onto Your Computer?

Is It Legal to Copy Music onto Your Computer?

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A recent article in the Washington Post claims that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) views copying a legally purchased CD onto a computer or an MP3 player as unauthorized, and potentially subject to a lawsuit. The RIAA contends that the Washington Post story is false.

Guests:

Marc Fisher, columnist for the The Washington Post

Cary Sherman, president of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

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