EasyKees: So what you're saying is that it's entirely illegal to upload anything at all, even if you are the author or you have permission from the author?
Or do you actually mean that the state will not prosecute you for obtaining copyrighted material that you should have paid for using some less than legitimate means, but the state will prosecute you if you upload it? If so, the situation is identical in the UK - even if FACT say otherwise. It is a civil mater if you obtain "illegal copies" and the copyright holder must sue you. The government only gets involved if you're redistributing copies.
This is completely different from it being illegal to upload copyrighted material, which would make all sorts of perfectly legitimate things illegal, like uploading your own web site to your web space.