As some of you know i'm going to be starting my freshman year in college in about three months, and reading some of the news about file sharing on campus has me concerned. Four students caught transfering their mp3 files from one machine to another as means of a backup on a LAN, are being prosecuted for file sharing.
I have several gigabytes worth of mp3's, and im concerned as to my possession of these on my pc once i am in college. I also download mp3's frequently, as many as 10 a day (alot on dialup).
Am i going to be at risk to download these while at college even if they are only being used by me and not shared to others? I seriously dont want to be without all of my music files, and to burn these to cd's would be a hassle.
That brings up another point, is it illegal for me to possess mixed cd's that i created from my mp3's, even if i no longer posess those original mp3 files?