Format Shifting: What Are The Australian Rules?

You’re legally entitled to “format shift” — that is, transfer from one medium to another — copyrighted material in Australia, but only under specific circumstances.
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Over at Lifehacker Australia, I’ve (once again) looked at the current copyright regime as it applies to books, audio, video and software, as well as pondering the legal realities of what could happen if you got busted with an incriminating copy of your “own” content.
Most people would probably think that’s ethically sound — but the law has a distinctly different viewpoint.
So go and read it now!
Source: Lifehacker Australia

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