I was having a discussion with a friend and I wanted to see if he was right in thinking this way
I have CDs and I said, I made copies of the CDs for myself and now I’ll sell the CDs to a used CD store.
He said “that is wrong and illegal,”
I told him, no I wasn’t selling the COPIES, I’d keep the copy for myself and sell the original CD to the store.
He said no it’s still copyright infringment. His line of reasoning is as follows…
When you buy the originals, you own only the CDs, not the music on them. However you have the right to use that music for your personal use.
You may copy the music to other CDs, your MP3 player, etc. for your own use, not for resale.
If you copy the CDs, and sell the originals, you no longer have any rights to use the music on the copies you made.
If you sell the original CDs, the copies you kept are in violation of the copyright
Now I know I’d not be prosecuted but is this line of thinking valid? I never thought of it this way before