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Backing up PC games


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kyliepak

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:) :) :)

Hi just wondering if anyone knows what software to use when you want to backup your purchaced disc.

i have recently purchaced a pc game and want to copy it so i can place the original away for safe keeping (i have young childrevn that like to play).

i have no idea i have been searching net and its all to confusing.

I DID NOT PIRATE THIS I HAVE ORIGINAL DISKS....


PLEASE ANYONE HELP :) :) :) :tazz: :)

Edited by kyliepak, 13 March 2006 - 12:16 AM.

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as long as the game does not include any form of copyright protection you can create a backup with any (well let's say most) cd burning software....most burning software packages have the ability to "rip" a data cd in .iso format...which is what you will want to do...what burning software do you use?
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Of course, the catch is almost EVERY game includes some form of copyright protection. So, while copyright laws allow you to make a backup, the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) prohibits you from circumventing the copyright protection. :tazz:
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Although the DMCA only applies to users inside the United States other countries have there own laws, some have none some have outlawed CD burners all together for everyone, you should chek what laws apply to you.

However DMCA is fairly broad and mentions not indiviudual users from what ive read but someone providing a service or technology that bypasses the restrictions the actuall use of them i cant see anything in there but im not reading it all just a relevant sections. Its one funky law though and is incredibly broad as well covering not just digital products.
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thanks for your reply

i am using NERO at the moment and yes it has copy protection

NOW so how i understand it is
I CAN NOT BACKUP AND USE IT AS MY PLAYING DISC
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Hey Kyliepak,

Some games can be backed-up and played using the backed up CD, but because of the rediculously expensive and completely inneffective copyright protection that hilariously hinders legitimate users more than illegal piraters, alot of games legally can't.

Some games can be backed up, some games can't. Sorry we can't provide anything more.

Edited by Sovereign, 21 March 2006 - 04:15 PM.

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Thanks guys for all ya help

:tazz: :) :)


i think i will finish game and put the game away haha
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