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Windows 7: Keep my DVD Collection on Computer

26 Nov 2011   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I am mistaken. I guess I missed the change in 2010. Updated DMCA legalizes jailbreaking, DVD ripping and more - TechSpot News says that it is legal to break the encryption if it is "for educational purposes, criticism, commentary and noncommercial videos." I believe the "noncommercial videos" part falls under personal use.


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26 Nov 2011   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Using those copies for yourself is OK, such as on your PC or Mobile device.
So 1 or 2 copies for personal use in this manner is OK.


But creating a mass amount of copies, selling copies, charging to view, or disributing to the masses free of charge is a complete different matter.
You no longer fall into that Non-Commercial/Personal Use and are breaking the law.


So, as long as youi dont have like 50 copies of something, and keep it to 1 or 2, you should be fine.
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26 Nov 2011   #13
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So what if I have a copy and let one friend have a copy?
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26 Nov 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not be too religious about that. As long as it is not a commercial deal, you should be OK.
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26 Nov 2011   #15
Wishmaster

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Yea, Im not sure that would be a huge deal either.
Not like you are sharing it with the entire world.
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