You can transfer music from one format to another for private copying purposes with this licence, subject to conditions.
Private copying: what’s allowed
- you or a member of your household owns an non-infringing original copy or legal download of the music, and
- the copy is for your own private and domestic use, for playback on a device owned by you,
You may now copy the music from:
- a CD onto another CD,
- a CD onto a PC or an mp3 player, and
- a digital download onto an mp3 player or a CD.
What’s not allowed
- copy a friend’s CD (or give your friend a CD for them to make a copy);
- copy from a CD if it is a pirate CD;
- copy a music file if it is an illegal download;
- swap songs on your mp3 player with someone else;
- make copies of a digital download outside any terms you enter into with the provider of the download (e.g. iTunes or BigPond Music);
- sell, rent or distribute at a later date (other than to the person's family or others in the person's household) either the source-recording or the copy; and
- copy the recording for the purpose of playing the source-recording or the copy in public or broadcasting it (i.e. in any circumstance where an APRA licence is required to perform/broadcast the music).
If the copying you wish to do falls outside of what's allowed above, you may need a Casual Blanket Reproduction Licence.
Download the Casual Blanket Reproduction Licence application form below:Download Application Form
If you have any questions feel free to email or call us on 0800 69 2772.