Copying copyright protected DVDs can be a hard case if you don’t know much about them. Most commercial DVDs have some certain copy protection such as CSS, Sony ARccOS. The protection is added during the master stage of DVD production and then files are burned onto DVDs. The purpose of adding protection is to prevent users from making copies and giving them to public.
Some countries allow users to create one copy of protected DVD for personal use. Although it is legal to create copies to give to public for free or in charge, you have to be careful.
Choose the right software for copying protected DVDs
To bypass DVDs may occur potential problems, software designers tend to stay out of removing the protection code. They won’t publish their software with DeCSS code, or code that can break copy protection on DVD movies. Though you will not be fined by purchasing that kind of software, it is illegal.
Do not use the totally free DVD copying software for many of them may take along viruses or spyware. Get a copying software that can backup copyright protected DVDs. Sometimes they just haven’t list the feature because of legalities. And before purchasing a DVD software, make sure what OS does it support. Before looking for a DVD copying software, have a look at some DVD copy software reviews.
After you know the legalities on copying DVD and what kind of copying software to use on your PC, you can start the backup process. No more worry about scratching the original DVDs, just use the copied ones. At last, don’t sell the copied DVDs to anyone!