Selecting one of my Audio CDs at random it states:
"Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of the recorded work is prohibited".
This is typical message on most music CD. It is quite interesting though. Say I lend a CD to my brother, he listens to it and then gives it back (makes no copy of it). That seems to break the stated rule. Also the gym I go to, when they have a class on, the instructor plays a music CD while the class is in progress (would this not be "public performance" and "broadcasting"), Again breaking the stated rule.
Personally when I buy a Music CD. Make a copy of it for the CD player in my car. I also rip one or more tracks for my MP3 player. 9 times out of 10 the original CD never sees a CD player again! I either listen to the track(s) on my MP3 player or on the CD in the car. All 3 versions are never being used at the same time so this is fine, isn’t it?
On another note if the CD is protected. I tend not to bother buying it for these reasons. So the labels attempt to stop the loss in revenue from piracy actually cause a loss in revenue from me not buying it! Oh the irony!