Yes, or no, is format shifting of copyrighted recorded audio material (LP to tape, or tape to MP3 format, or cd importing to iTunes/compressing into MP3) legal in the USA?
If so, then by logical reasoning wouldn't it be legal to import a cassette tape I own into iTunes?
For personal home and iPod use only. no distribution
Has there been a definitive court case answer re: space/format shifting in the USA?
I contacted the publisher (regarding something else that i do need permission for) and they replied it's a violation of copy for me to convert the tape i own into a digital format. Are they correct? I think it's 100% legal for me to convert the tape to MP3. Retain copy of the tape.
It has been out of production for over 30 years and was never recorded in any type of digital format.