Once i had copied all my home movies, i started reminiscing, going thru old tapes copied from the tv in the early 80s.
Tapes of concerts etc off the tv, mtv award ceremonys from years gone by, episodes from long ago tv shows,, great stuff. Now its all either on my harddrive, or been transferred to DVD for safe keeping, thrown all the tapes out,, saves loads of space as well.
But the point is,, i paid for my tv liscence,, it has never been illegal to tape stuff off the telly for personal use,, its only when people start mass producing dvds etc that legal issues and criminallity come into play.
Your TV licence funds the BBC (and all of what it does), the transmitter network and lining Mark Thompson's pockets, as well as giving you the right to watch TV (BBC TV and commercial networks). It does not and never has given anybody the right to make off-air copies of the output.
But having said that, if PC Plod decided to enforce this anyway, 95% of the population would have to be arrested.
its only stuff that is no longer out there in the marketplace that you would want to copy.
Doesn't matter, it's still technically illegal to copy it in the first place.
To those thinking this is all an illegal activity,,, have you NEVER taped something off the telly and kept it on tape ???
That is beside the point.