DVD Ripping?

@ljcapps (1926)
United States
April 5, 2007 3:08am CST
Everytime you watch a movire there are warnings about making copies of that movie. I want to know why. Obviously there is the whole pirating thing but I am asking why it is wrong of me to make a copy of a movie that I own? I like to keep the origional copy in prestine condition, and play the copy. When the copy is worn out(not likely), scratched or broken I still have my movie. Why is this wrong?
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5 responses
• United States
5 Apr 07
you know, I same the same question about the uproar with ripping songs from CD's. Why was it okay in the 80's and 90's to tape a song from the radio/record/8-track/whatever and play it over and over for everyone you know, but it is illegal to rip and burn songs, now....
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Actually, that is NOT wrong. Making a copy for backup reasons is actually legal! What is illegal is owning a backup copy while not owning the original. Then it would be a bootleg copy. Also, it would be illegal to give out backup copies. As long as you are using it in your home and not passing it out to friends AND you have the original movie...it is legal. :) My partner has a DVD rip program and that is what is expressed in the program that makes it legal for him to own such a program. He likes to make backup copies too. Too bad he didn't make a backup of Ice Age though...cause the kids scratched it up. :(
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@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
5 Apr 07
Yeah, I think even making a copy of your own DVD is piracy. I think that's what some groups are so angry against. It's your DVD, you have as much right to do what you want with it. Like software for instance, you need to have a back-up copy of that too. I think it's just a way for those big companies to make lots of money. Anyways, to hell with them. I paid a lot of bucks for my DVD and the least they could do is allow me to have a copy.
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@redfang (969)
5 Apr 07
in a way you have hit the nail right on the head with what you say in your discussion. You are in actual fact allowed to copy your own private dvds so for instance you go down your local video store and purchase a dvd for how ever much it costs you go home you make a copy of it and you put the original dvd away so that it does not get damaged this is fully legal and allowed, however if you sell the original you are supposed to either give the copy away with it or you are supposed to destroy the copy as you no longer have the original if you obide by this then you will be fine as far as i am aware.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
Because you will violate the copyright of the dvd/movie, even if you bought it already and call it yours. So just ignore that thing and just do what ever you want to do, you won't tell the cops about what you did don't you? so that's it, all is set=)
@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
6 Apr 07
So what have you never heard of the FBI? There are times that when bored they have been known to pick on the little guy. Now I am not going to tell them but hypothetically, I left a bunch of back up copies behind when I moved and someone finds them and turns them in... Here comes big trouble.