I'm assuming you live in the USA. If that's the case then it's NOT legal to make a copy for "friends". For family... see the next question.
- Kind of the same question as the first one... If family members have store bought, legal CD's can you copy them for personal use?
If you are cohabitating with someone and make a copy of something that, say, your older brother has and really likes but won't let you listen to because he's afraid that you'll scratch it up... that's legal. (Much as the record companies would like you to think otherwise!)
However, a random family member such as a cousin who could potentially live in a different town or state... sorry but no, not legal.
- I pretty sure this is illegal but just to make sure so I don't do it... Can you check out CD's from a public library and copy them for personal use or for family/friends?