At that time I wasn’t aware of the legal situation, and I’m not sure how this is handled at the present in my country.
What I do know is that I didn’t cause serious harm to the music publishing industry. Most of my CDs I sold for a fraction of the original price, and all of them I had already purchased in LP format. The moment I became aware that the 256 kbps AAC files I had ripped from my original CDs at least for my ears didn’t sound as good as the CDs, I purchased all of them again, now for the third time. As I already wrote, this was a tedious process, because there has been some rare stuff and collector’s items in my music library.
During the last six years, the monthly average of my music shopping is between eight and ten CDs. And there’s not even a CD player in my home anymore, since I prefer file based music playback.
Let’s hope all the CD resellers on Amazon Marketplace and other second hand music outlets are aware of the questionable legal situation.
Edited by wberghofer - 6/26/12 at 12:58am