How to save a movie from a DVD to my PC?

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Offline RyanGuyardo

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How to save a movie from a DVD to my PC?
« on: 20/12/2008 15:19:31 »
Well I borrowed some DVDs from my friend and I want to save all the movies in my PC so I can watch them again next time. But how..?
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« Reply #1 on: 20/12/2008 16:11:39 »
Strictly speaking, copying your friends DVDs would be illegal if they are copyrighted.
If you bought a DVD of a movie and were making a copy for your own personal use that could be legal ...

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there is some dubiety over whether it is legal to copy DVDs for your own use,
 making copyrighted DVDs available in the public realm is against the law.
  http://www.wikihow.com/Rip-a-DVD
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« Reply #2 on: 20/12/2008 18:03:10 »
Although, I would never condone your doing anything such as copying a DVD without appropriate permission (  [:P] ) I can tell you that there are plenty of free DVD rippers available - this one, for instance.

But remember - DON'T BE A PIRATE!  [::)]
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« Reply #3 on: 21/12/2008 17:32:44 »
Hmmm..... Methinks perchance you could be getting an answer to your query from 'emilyy' or 'serwan'.
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« Reply #4 on: 22/12/2008 22:00:21 »
Strictly speaking, copying your friends DVDs would be illegal if they are copyrighted.
If you bought a DVD of a movie and were making a copy for your own personal use that could be legal ...

Not according to RIAA, any copying, for whatever reason is illegal. Unless you have permission, that is.

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« Reply #5 on: 22/12/2008 22:51:51 »
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RealNetworks touts 'legal' DVD-to-PC copying; movie industry says not so fast
By Paul McNamara on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 11:45pm.

When RealNetworks debuts new DVD-to-PC copying software Monday morning at DEMOfall 08, one major selling point will be that users can sleep soundly knowing for the first time that their homemade copies of commercial movies are perfectly legal.


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Is it legal to save movies with RealDVD?

Yes, provided that you are the owner of the original DVD and you use your saved copy solely for your personal use.


Maybe. (Update, Sept. 30: The legal battle begins.)
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/32368

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« Reply #6 on: 23/12/2008 17:52:42 »
There used to be a couple of fair-use caveats to copying copyrighted works for your own use that were first established when cassette recorders became popular i.e. for back-up purposes (to prevent loss through damage or deterioration of the original media) and to allow you to use the work privately in other places i.e. in your car.  I believe these were established in courts of law.  See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Use

Although note that this article is mostly from a USAsian point of view and the legislation, if any, is different around the world.
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