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Music Firm 'Goblins' in Copyright War

June 4, 2008

It's not every day that record companies are accused of behaving like goblins in a book by JK Rowling.

But that is just one of the more colourful accusations being bandied around in a US legal battle that could have implications for many people's private CD and LP collections.

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"UMG seems to think that the promotional use only label somehow gives it eternal ownership over the CD," says the EFF.

"While this might make sense to a goblin living in Harry Potter's world, it's not the law under the Copyright Act."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
BBC News
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