Is DVD Copying Legal?

Is DVD Copying Legal?

One of the biggest debates between the public and the recorded music industry is whether or not creating backup copies of personal CDs and DVDs using a DVD copy software application is legal. Manufacturers state that making copies for any purpose is illegal because to do so is a copyright infringement, but the public is in favor of the Fair Use Act and the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992. These are open to interpretation, but in a nutshell   you may legally make a copy of your CD for personal backup if you were the one who bought (and still own) the original.

Audio Home Recording Act of 1992

The Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 states that copyright holders can't sue the average user for making home copies of their music. But the studios' lawyers say that the recording companies are not required to make available the technology to do so   that means the recording industry will try to make their disks as challenging as possible to copy. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don't Have To. 

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