EWTN Catholic Q&A
am i guilty of mortal sin?
Question from joseph on 10-18-2007:

hello Father.,

i bought original copies of albums of songs and i copied those songs into my computer and transfered them to my cellphone so i can listen to them whenever i want because i dont have that portable cd player. i did not intend to send those songs to other cellphones. just on my own personal use. but still i think i am breaking copyright laws. am i guilty of mortal sin? thanks in advance father.

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 10-20-2007:

Joseph, YOu may be in violation of civil, positive law (I don't know what it says here), but surely not guilty of mortal sin, maybe not even venial sin.Fr. Bob Levis