Re: copying dvds

  • From: "Adrian Spratt" <A.Spratt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 15:34:02 -0400


I believe your response here is unduly hard. Francis is right that we ought to be able to copy any work we buy for our own purposes, as we photocopy newspaper articles for our own files and CDs onto cassette and even onto our PCs. There can be nothing illegal about copying the content of a DVD onto our own system. However, it may be that manufacturers copy-protect their DVDs against even this personal use out of fear of distribution occurring from that point.

So what Francis wants to do isn't illegal, but that doesn't mean he will be able to do it. I don't know the answer to this second question, but it's the one he's asking.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Harmon" <rharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Nero doesn't copy copy protected DVD's since this is Illegal.



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----- Original Message -----
From: "francis" <francisrwama@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

hi there, I bought a dvd but nero tells me that I'm unable to copy this dvd, because of copy protection, but surely I ought to be able to copy it onto my computer? visit my website
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