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A poll has spotlighted the folly of current copyright law in the UK.

Fifty-nine per cent of respondents in the National Consumer Council (NCC) commissioned poll thought copying their own CDs was perfectly legal, and 55 per cent said they have done so.

However, current law states that it is illegal to rip CDs to any other media.

The poll results will form part of the NCC's submission to the government's Gower intellectual property review. Yesterday the BPI, which represents the UK record industry, conceeded the issue needs discussion, but stopped short of saying the solution was to relax the laws.

The NCC also sniped at industry moves to push for an extension on the rule which states that copyright lapses on sound recordings after 50 years. Submission author Jill Johnstone said: "Current terms already provide exessive protection of intellectual property rights at a cost to consumers."

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