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Audio Home Recording Act

Several countries, including the US, permit consumers to make copies of copyright-protected sound recordings. The reproduction is permitted so long as the copy is made for the consumer’s personal, non-commercial use and is made from a legally obtained sound recording (i.e., the consumer making the copy has purchased the sound recording he/she is copying). These laws also include requirements that the manufacturers of the media, and/or the recording equipment, pay royalties that are then used to compensate featured recording artists and sound recording copyright owners, among others, for the lost sales resulting from this reproduction of their sound recordings.

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