1. F Paz's Avatar
    Hi, I have a bunch of CD's that I would like to have in a digital format and backed-up. Is it ok to rip them using WMP and upload them to OneDrive?

    Thanks
    11-25-2014 02:28 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm curious to know the answer to this as well.

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    11-25-2014 02:29 PM
  3. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    I think its fine as long as you don't have it in a shared folder and aren't sending it around as a link.
    11-25-2014 02:42 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I have my entire music collection uploaded and synced using OneDrive.
    No issues whatsoever.

    Heck, I've shared a folder of music with my sister, so no issues there.
    11-25-2014 03:05 PM
  5. plot_almighty's Avatar
    Legally, you paid for the albums (im assuming), so ripping them as back ups and storing them is perfectly fine. In the stupidly low off chance some authorities decided to ask questions, all you need are the physical copies of said CDs to match the tracks stored. All this is based on you having legit store bought CDs.

    I'll use a scenario. I have a copy of Meteora by Linkin Park in my CD folder. I rip it and store it to OneDrive. Cops or higher get suspicious and question me. I pull out the CD and because I proved I bought the tracks in question, they can't arrest or seize my computer/account. This applies to higher quality MP3s as well. If you decide you want better sounding tracks from the CD you want (320 vs the 198 you get from ripping), you're still protected so long as you can prove you already bought the tracks once. This applies to software as well.

    Sharing it to others who haven't paid for those tracks, or don't own the paid for CD software, is where it becomes illegal. Hope this helps!
    11-25-2014 03:22 PM
  6. plot_almighty's Avatar
    To further add to this, plenty of pirates store illegally obtained music and software to their clouds. Cloud operators can't shut down your access to their service just because you have media stored there. Operators can't, and don't usually try to, prove that the contents of your cloud media are illegal just because its there.
    11-25-2014 03:37 PM

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