Jama: Not for backup or for use on your iPod you mean? All iPod users should be locked up for piracy and Apple should have been sued for encouraging piracy in the first place.
Not even for use on mp3 players such as the iPod. So, yes, all iPod users are breaking the law if not purchasing the songs on digital format already. This has been discussed before here, and there are plenty of links, but here it goes again:
Copyright Protection in New Zealand.
"There are a number of exceptions to the rights outlined in the Act. These are called "permitted acts". These reflect instances where Parliament has determined that the wider public interest, or the interests of particular groups, makes it necessary to restrict or limit the rights granted to copyright owners.
Permitted acts include:
"fair dealing" - for the purposes of criticism, review, news reporting, research or private study;
limited copying or dealing in the work for particular educational purposes;
limited copying or dealing in the work by librarians or archivists in specific circumstances;
exceptions in respect of certain activities by the Crown;
copying for the purposes of making copies that are in Braille;
subject to certain conditions, the making of a back-up copy of a computer program; and
recording a television programme for the purpose of making a complaint or for "time shifting" purposes so that a programme can be watched at a more convenient time.
There is no general exception to copyright infringement for private of domestic copying, including "format shifting", of legitimately purchased recordings from one medium to another to allow playing or viewing via other devices."
The proposed Digital Copyright Bill allows for this, but with restrictions:
In particular, the Bill will provide certainty around format shifting - it will allow New Zealanders to make one copy of a sound recording for private or domestic use, for each type of device used eg MP3, iPod.
It also introduces new exceptions for format-shifting of sound recordings for private and domestic use, and for correcting software errors. Format shifting is a term used to describe the practice of copying a sound recording from one format to another, for example from a CD to a portable MP3 player.
The exception does not legitimise clearly damaging behaviour like copying CDs for friends or unauthorised on-line file sharing of music.