DVD Burning: Is it Legal?

Written by Steve Bishop


DVD Burning: Is it Legal?

When it comes to DVD burning, many people have questions and concerns. Some people may be performing illegal acts without realizing it. Other people may be afraid of doing something that is againstrepparttar law. So we are going to clear it all up once and for all.

Just like copying music files fromrepparttar 138388 internet, DVD burning is a highly controversial process. Many people may be very confused as to whether or not what they are doing is legal. Inrepparttar 138389 past, there have been several products designed to helprepparttar 138390 consumer make back up copies of their DVDs. However, in February of 2004,repparttar 138391 laws on this changed and many companies were no longer allowed by law to sell their software copy programs.

Burning a copy ofrepparttar 138392 DVD you have purchased for personal use has long been accepted as legal. People did it for many years. The fair-use doctrine ofrepparttar 138393 U.S. copyright law accepted that back up copies for personal use were okay. However,repparttar 138394 DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) that stated that it is illegal to breakrepparttar 138395 CSS copy protection mechanism that is on most commercial DVDs. So technically,repparttar 138396 law does not state that it is illegal to make copies of movies. It does however; state that it is illegal to circumventrepparttar 138397 anti-piracy technology.

How to Copy a DVD

Written by Steve Bishop


How to Copy a DVD

If you do a simple search engine search, you will find that there are many websites dedicated to teaching you how to copy DVDs and also on selling software to help you copy DVDs. There is software designed to copy DVD to DVD, VHS to DVD and even video games such asrepparttar Playstation 2 games.

Copy Software

There are so many different types of copy software out there. There are also chips that are sold that can be installed into your device to allow you to readrepparttar 138387 versions ofrepparttar 138388 DVDs that you copy. This over ridesrepparttar 138389 security features thatrepparttar 138390 manufacturer had placed onrepparttar 138391 disc. Some of these software programs can run for up to $149.00 or more. But many people consider this acceptable when you look at DVDs being about $19.95 and up each. You can make as many copies as you want of DVDs withrepparttar 138392 one time purchase ofrepparttar 138393 DVD copy software. You can also make copies of DVDs that you currently own. Since DVDs are sensitive to heat, they can wear down over time after being played and getting scratched and they will no longer work. If you make backup copies of your movies, you donít have to worry about this.

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