If I used to own a number of vinyl albums but they were subsequently damaged (and/or) thrown away or scratched (as happens with poor quality vinyl), am I allowed to download the music from them?
I used to own the music and didn't give it away to anyone else - all I would want to do would be 'revive' music I already paid for and can no longer listen to.
If I can download them, I guess I would need to use a program that would prevent re-sharing (as that would make me a sharer which I gather is illegal - whereas I am told that those who download but don't share are not breaking any laws). I don't know - which is why I'm asking - I know very little on the legalities of all this.
I won't download if it's illegal (I like to keep things above board) but I don't want to buy music I own(ed) if I can really help it.