For my going away party, I was going to give a CD of my favorite songs as gifts to my friends. I am wondering if anyone knows if that would be morally acceptable, because I would be burning the CDs and giving them away. I know it’s legal for you to burn CDs for your own use, but is it moral to give them away? Thanks for the input.I'm not an expert on copyright law, but I believe that if you make the CD with songs that you rightfully own (as in, you are ripping the songs off of CD's that you purchased) and you give the CD to someone as a gift instead of selling it to them, then that is permissible. Downloading songs to make a CD would be permissible as well, as long as you use a subscription service like Yahoo Music or Napster that has permission from record companies to provide their music. Be careful with this though, because some downloading programs require you to pay for the service, but they are still providing the songs illegally.