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CDs and digital music


Over the years we have amassed a large collection of CDs. We copied them onto the computer to have a digital copy in the case that the CD would get scratched. However, now that these CDs are available for free digitally (on Spotify) or for a subscription (on 24/6), I’d like to get rid of the CDs. Is there any halachic issue with me gifting these CDs to someone? Is it ok to give away the CDs and still retain the copy I have of them on my computer? Thank you!




If they are available for free, then there is no problem giving them away, to others as they can also get it over there legally for free. (However, this is only if this is indeed the case). Additionally, any CD that is no longer available for sale, may be copied, as it isn’t taking away a sale from the producer.

Best wishes


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