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    Q811: Can I copy films/programs from the internet for my own use/to view with family and friends/to give/to sell to friends?

    No, copying for private use/copying and lending/copying and selling songs, films or images from the internet without permission is illegal under UK copyright laws. The penalties for such copyright offences vary but can lead to large fines or imprisonment. Please see the link in Related Information for the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) website for more details and advice on how to stay within the law.

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