“Vince Cable, the United Kingdom’s Business secretary, has announced major changes to that country’s copyright law concerning digital media,” iPodNN reports.

“The government will legalize “format shifting,” or allowing consumers to rip content from CDs and DVDs for personal use,” iPodNN reports. “The government will also reverse part of last year’s Digital Enforcement Act, which would have blocked websites for hosting copyrighted material.”

iPodNN reports, Cable said the law needed to change to conform to reasonable expectations of consumers. ‘We’ve got to bring law in line with reality,’ he said.”

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