[mythtv-users] DVD Ripping was: Zap2it Labs Shutting Down?
enigma at thedonnerparty.com
Thu Jun 21 05:23:57 UTC 2007
>> I purchased each DVD. I copied them to disk so I can easily browse my
>> entire collection and play whatever whenever I want. The DVDs are
>> stored in containers in my garage for safekeeping. What is illegal
>> about that?
> The DMCA.
Please quit spreading FUD about the DMCA. The law is bad enough, don't
enhance it. It is perfectly legal to rip a DVD for backup purposes.
What is not legal is DISTRIBUTING circumvention devices (like deCSS).
In fact, the DMCA goes out of its way to specify it does not take away
any fair use rights:
USC Title 17, Section 1201c
/(1) Nothing in this section shall affect rights, remedies, limitations,
or defenses to copyright infringement, including fair use, under this title.
_Please read the DMCA
(http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/openlaw/DVD/dmca/#DMCA) before spouting
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