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Most people have been doing it for years, but currently it's against the law to copy CDs , DVDs and other media, such as ebooks.

 

But from June 1st 2014, it will be legal to make copies for personal use.

 

However it will still be illegal to make copies to give away or sell to other people.

 

The Intellectual Property Office has produced a guide outlining the changes which

will affect how you can use digital content like books, music, films and photographs

 

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/copyright-guidance-consumers.pdf

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Should be 99.99 % already have been doing this for years :whoo:

Please use the quote system, So everyone will know what your referring too, thank you ...

 

 

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But the law on DVD's is still a mess, the guide says

"What if a DVD or other media is protected by copy

protection technology?

Media such as DVDs are often protected by anti-copying technology to

guard against copyright piracy, and this is protected by law. Copyright

owners will still be able to apply this protection. However, if copy

protection is too restrictive, you may raise a complaint with the Secretary

of State."

 

What the hell does that mean ?

 

And lets not get started on the legality of storing music, etc on a hard drive/NAS/server, etc and letting (or not even letting but not locking) others access to it, is this legal ?

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But the law on DVD's is still a mess, the guide says

"What if a DVD or other media is protected by copy

protection technology?

Media such as DVDs are often protected by anti-copying technology to

guard against copyright piracy, and this is protected by law. Copyright

owners will still be able to apply this protection. However, if copy

protection is too restrictive, you may raise a complaint with the Secretary

of State."

 

What the hell does that mean ?

 

It means if it has DRM protection to stop copying you're breaking the law by breaking or circumventing the DRM.

 

1 - You're allowed to make a copy.

 

2 - You're breaking the law by breaking or circumventing the "lock".

 

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As far as I know, when it comes to software (similar should apply to video and audio media), you are allowed to make one copy in order to keep the original in a "library" i.e. fireproof safe and the "copy" as your actual "for use copy". The BSA (Business Software Alliance); http://www.bsa.org; do recognise this.

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Theoretical "what if"... What if I only had a VCR and I wanted my copy of "Some Amazing Movie 2" copied from DVD /BrDVD (the ONLY media available) to tape? Evidently I purchased the movie on disk so should be allowed to watch it on tape.

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I don't know, but I would assume you would find a means to make a copy of your DVD to VHS for yourself somehow. Such as using someones DVD/VCR combination player.

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I believe that DVD's have Macrovision which mess up the analouge signal so that VHS copies come out dsitoired and blotchy colours, it was woidely used on VHS films at the time.

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I tested the macrovision thing this morning and never had an issue here? I've got an archaic VCR here as I'm digitising all of my folks home video's. Then again, I don't have a BrDVD player to test that side of things on.

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Yeah, it's done by messing with the various "sync pulses" as you will. But if it's in digital format and you have an analogue output, the sync pulses are pretty much generated by the digital to analogue converter :) Not directly from the media. I guess this only really applied to the more primitive of DVD systems.

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I recall I used to have a macrovision free scart lead that had a few extra little bits inside and it removed the macrovision and you could record VHS to VHS, but we are going back a bit now :)

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Ah :) That's the difference :) If you used good old RF you'd be nailed by it :D If you used anything near digital you'd be fine. But Scart I can understand as it was AV. Also depends on which system it was on, if it was NTSC you'd be scr*wed. PAL and SECAM goers would be fine :D (Usually).

 

I do remember tho on some of the oder, erm... blue movies (hence the name) they had "blue block" on them, which used the same principal in the day :D Thats why porn copies were usually spattered with blue screens lol

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