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