UK government to legalise ‘format shifting’

The British government has said that it plans to overhaul the country’s archaic copyright laws, making it legal to copy music and DVDs that people own to storage devices such as iPods and computers. So far, Britons have been copying music and movies from DVDs to other devices, perhaps unaware that it was illegal to do so. The government said that it plans to legalise ‘format-shifting’, reported The New York Times. Business secretary Vince Cable said, “We can’t carry on saying that businesses should embrace technology but then not allow consumers to use everyday technology to play works they’ve paid for.”  If you want to have a system in your home to play digital video, photo or music files directly to your TV / Home Entertainment System have a look at