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 a fine of up to £5,000 or imprisonment. See link in related information for the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) for more details and advice on how to stay within the law.

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