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Windows 7: LEGALLY import/rip DVD's?

27 Jan 2011   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Well speak of the devil...
https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...ml#post1208351

I think you will find it useful in Making backups.


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27 Jan 2011   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, it's a darn shame. Fair use act in the US says that you are entitled to make a backup copy of something that you own. Digital Millenium Copyright Act makes it illegal to break any encryption on the disc however. So, since commercial DVD's are encrypted and you have to break the encryption to rip them, the DCMA deems it not legal.

Personally, for things you own, I don't see it being a big deal and I highly doubt you would ever get in trouble for doing it. I buy lots of DVD's and BluRay DVD combos for my kids, and 3 and 6 year old's are not the best with handling of the discs...so it's nice to have a backup copy they can scratch and mangle.

My method is not glamorous, but feel free to PM me if you want to know what I use.
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11 Feb 2011   #13
spitemonkey

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Well speak of the devil...
https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...ml#post1208351

I think you will find it useful in Making backups.
mckillwashere's post link to DVDFab 8 is the easiest way to make personal copies of most copy protected DVD's. It has a trial download that has a lot of extras, but the continued free version still rips most DVD's. You can also use Handbrake to convert DVD's or media files to MP4 format for streaming. From what I've read there a plenty more programs that do the job more completely with up to the date code cracks, but they cost money!
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04 Mar 2011   #14
k33k00

Windows 7 Home premium 32bit
 
 

I've read somewhere on the net that its illegal to break the encryption when ripping a dvd dont know how true that is.
I avoid using tools that dont do it all at once (e.g rip then encode then stick your files back together)
i use AOA DVD ripper i think its called that. Its suppoesedly rips bit for bit and converts at the same time, also speeding things up a bit.

Sorry if this doesnt make sense, a guy at work told me why its legal and thats basically what he said (he is a bit crazy though)
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06 Mar 2011   #15
spitemonkey

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
DVD copy software

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act was signed into law over 10 years ago. From what Iíve read making personal copies of your music and DVDís is a grey area. There are plenty of professional programs online that you can buy legally that break copy protection on DVDís. Iíve also seen plenty of ďusing the cloudĒ commercials on TV that outright show watching DVDís remotely on their laptop or iPhone.

Tiptoeing around the outdated copyright laws to use the technology the way it is supposed to be used is an unfair headache for those who want to be on the right side of the law. Iím not trying to spark a debate here--there are plenty of other places for that. The best you can do is read your local laws and do what you think is right.

An interesting article here: Judge rules that DVD copying software is illegal | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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06 Mar 2011   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by k33k00 View Post
I've read somewhere on the net that its illegal to break the encryption when ripping a dvd dont know how true that is.
It's true if you live in the United States. This is the exact issue with copying of DVD's that you own...you have to break the encryption to do it, and that's the part that you aren't supposed to be doing.

At days end, if you are simply making secondary copies of things you actually own...I don't think anybody would ever give you any trouble. If on the other hand, you borrow movies from friends or rent them and make a copy, that's a different story.
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06 Mar 2011   #17
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by k33k00 View Post
I've read somewhere on the net that its illegal to break the encryption when ripping a dvd dont know how true that is.
It's true if you live in the United States. This is the exact issue with copying of DVD's that you own...you have to break the encryption to do it, and that's the part that you aren't supposed to be doing.

At days end, if you are simply making secondary copies of things you actually own...I don't think anybody would ever give you any trouble. If on the other hand, you borrow movies from friends or rent them and make a copy, that's a different story.
I feel It's no different than making copies of your windows 7 or any other operating system and usb's for that matter. Things get scratched, worn out, and so forth. As long as it's your own and not stealing it just as stated above.
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07 Mar 2011   #18
wolfeking

Windows: 2000, Xp (32 and 64 bit), vista Ulti. 64, 7 HP x64,7 ultimate x64
 
 

Barring the Legality of the whole encoding issue here, I don't see there being a issue with ripping DVD's for your own personal entertainment unless you start selling copies, or showing to masses of people. There are masses of programs out there that do this exact thing, and I do not see them being taken down.
As Seth500 said, its no different from making copies of windows or other copy written materials.
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07 Mar 2011   #19
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

maybe some useful info & links here within the US law:
DVD Decrypter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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07 Mar 2011   #20
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

"Re: Copying owned-DVDs illegal - US Court Ruling
After going through the many comments on the article in the Dailytech website, this is what I have understood.

One is still allowed to keep a backup copy, as explicitly provided under the "fair use" clause.
That would mean that you could legally keep an ISO image of the disc on your machines.(Presumption: You will not play the DVD ISO from your Hard Disk)
If your DVD gets damaged, you can then burn it on a single layer or Dual layer DVD media as the case may be and use it.

The point is, it has to be on a DVD media that should be played on "authorised" DVD players. In this case, either hardware DVD players or software DVD players.

Ripping,storing and playing such rips in any other fashion or Digital media source will be construed as copying and illegal............."


On 15 Aug 2009, I wrote thus in ThinkDigit forum.

And then one gentleman asked "How do I make an ISO of a copy-protected DVD?"
I had no answer since almost all legal software will refuse to create an ISO image of any copy-protected media.

World over enraged consumers queried " Is MPAA going to crawl and peep into each and every hard disk in all the millions of computers and check for ripped DVDs?"

Not to get into any problems like that faced by Lightning UK on the DVD Decrypter software that ultimately ceased, most of this ripping software now originate from countries like China and Russia where U S and MPAA cannot reach.

All this said,IMO, in so far as residents in U.S.A are concerned, ripping and copying of DVDs to their HDD is illegal. It will still be legal if one can make a one to one copy of any DVD or BD without breaking the encryption for later writing it to DVD or BD, in case the original they bought gets damaged.
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