I bought the new Barenaked Ladies’ cd, and I want to pull some of the songs off and put them onto my mp3 player. I’ve not yet checked to see if there’s any copy protection on the disc, but a few thoughts just struck me and I wanted to ask them while I’m thinking of them.
Is it illegal for me to follow through with the above process? I’m under the impression that I can make one or two copies for myself after buying the cd, but my memory’s fuzzy on that.
If it’s legal, how is the label not depriving me of my right as a consumer by not allowing me to make those copies?
I used to use MusicMatch Jukebox to convert files from one format to another (i.e., .wma to .mp3). I’ve since done a drive wipe and no longer have access to MMJ. Can anyone recommend a program that will rip to an .mp3 format (preferably a free or shareware program)? I’m under the impression that Windows Media Player 9 will not let me rip songs to .mp3, or if it will, that it will not let me subsequently do anything with those songs.