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I want to make a backup of my DVD collection. Not to sell them or anything like that! I live in a bad neighborhood and have been robbed twice this year. Each time my DVDs have been stolen and its becoming a real hastle. It is not my intention to steal any DVDs. I have already purchased them at least once before. I just want to make this clear before I start because I have had my posts on this subject closed before. I have recently bought two programs. DVD Region + CSSFree and 1click DVD Copy. the DVD Region + CSS Free is supposed to get rid of the encryption to allow me to back up my movies but for some reason this is not working... I cant find any help on this problem and i have already checked the instructions and the help file. I dont know whats going wrong. If anyone has any help at all, it would be greatly appriciated.

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I hope this explains why any posts relating to copyright protection bypass procedures are closed

1) Can I lawfully make a copy for my personal use of a film on DVD or music on a CD, which I lawfully acquired?

Yes, you are allowed to do so unless the DVD or the CD is protected by a measure which makes it impossible to copy unless the measure is circumvented, which is the case as regards e.g. copy-protected CDs.

However, if you have borrowed or leased the DVD/CD from others, including from libraries or a video store, it is illegal to make a copy of it. Nor is it legal to copy a copy of a CD/DVD if you have got the copy from others.

2) Is it allowed to circumvent a copy-protection mechanism in order to make a copy for my personal use of a film on a DVD or of music on a CD?

No, it is illegal to circumvent the copy-protection mechanism, although it is legal to make a copy for your personal use. If a DVD or CD is copy-protected you are in other words excluded from legally making a copy for personal use.
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