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😮You mean you really were doing something on the grey side of the law?OMG I am shocked 😉Bottom line though is that if you arent selling or giving it away, and you have paid for the original copy, you probably arent breaking any laws. You paid for the right to watch the DVD anytime you like. Whether you are watching the original now, or the copy in 3 years time, is not really relevant. A friend of a friend in Melbourne hires latest release DVD's in Melbourne. She decrypts and burns them using DVD Shrink, then sell them to a large group of people whom she has collected via word of mouth for 15 bucks each, and is doing very nicely, thanks.Now THAT is illegal. No ifs or buts about it. That is the sort of thing that the law is looking for, and the reason that DVD Decrypter was sued. Ever bought a pirated DVD from Asia? Of course a company like MGM will want to stop the MILLIONS of copies of movies that are distributed every year, which they invested hundreds of millions of dollars creating. They want the returns from that investment to come back to them.. cant blame them.The little guy though, who burns a single copy of a movie (which he paid for) because he loves it and he wants a copy before the kids scratch the original beyond recovery, is not going to be prosecuted as he is NOT breaking any laws that I am aware of. If he sends his sister in Melbourne a copy, then yes, he is breaking the law, but he is unlikely to be prosecuted.If he rents the DVD and copies it so he can watch it over and over, its a bit of a grey area. He has paid for the watching of it when he rented the DVD... should he have to pay again to watch it again? Probably...If he makes 400 copies and distributes them for 15 bucks each though, he is risking his freedom.
Mitz from Tips4pc