Copying CDs from library

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Copying CDs from library

Post by Digity » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:49 pm

Do you think it's stealing to take out a CD from a library then copy the tracks to your computer? I don't really have a reliable CD player to use, so copying them to my computer and getting the mp3s is the next logical thing to do. However, what about after I return the CD to the library? Should I delete the tracks or is it stealing at that point?

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Re: Copying CDs from library

Post by mal4mac » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:06 pm

You would need to check the laws of your country to find the answer to this, and things keep on changing in this area:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... ns-new-law
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Re: Copying CDs from library

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:30 am

Greetings Digity,

Many of the ethical issues would be comparable to those discussed in this topic...

Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

There's 18 pages of discussion already in the aforementioned topic, so I'm sure you'll find plenty that's relevant to this situation.

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Re: Copying CDs from library

Post by Digity » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:11 am

I deleted the mp3s off my computer after I returned the CD back to the library.

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