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Dennis Michael
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Revlovejoy, No the A-Bomb is not in the "Anarchist Cookbook" pipe bombs and Gas bombs are, however if you purchase this book expect the government to watch you closely.

As a firefighter, I wanted to protect my crew and in this book there is a lot of knowledge public servants need to know in the performance of their work. There are a lot of crazy people out there.

Getting back to the topic? Is it legal to copy your VHS to DVD? In 10 years when you VHS tapes break down, and they do have a life span, you'll have nothing.

In the not to far future there will be very little VHS recorder sales, so you won't be able to play the ones you got unless you find a used recorder.

Should you protect your investment? This is an ethical decision and you must live with your beliefs.
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On 2005-04-06 23:04, DenDowhy wrote:
In the not to far future there will be very little VHS recorder sales, so you won't be able to play the ones you got unless you find a used recorder.


That's a good question. The only way I can think to answer it is to compare it to any other thing that you've bought that's become obsolete. For example, It's very difficult to find "rotary-dial" phone parts. There's not a whole lot I can do about that, so when my rotary phone breaks, I'm pretty much up a creek unless I can get lucky enough to find the part... otherwise, I'll have to break down and buy a touch-tone.
cloneman
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On 2005-04-03 18:25, Daegs wrote:
God..... Wow.... lot of mis-information being given out.

If you buy something that has a copyright on it, you are allowed to make a backup of that material in case the original is destroyed.

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Section 117 authorizes "the making of another copy . . . for archival purposes only . . ." Section 117 also advises that "all archival copies" should be destroyed if possession of the original ceases to be rightful.


This phrasing makes it clear that there could be more than one archival copy around.

SO:

You are *legally* allowed to backup your Video to DVD under fair use.

Personally I feel you could then just watch the DVD and keep the video for backup purposes, however because of the wording that might not be exactly what the law intended for.


So, if you want to follow the law exactly, make a video copy and a dvd copy, then burn the original.

You are then allowed to use the DVD archival copy in the same way as the original, and the tape would then become your archival copy.



Sorry, I have to take YOU to task for spreading misinformation (I'm sure accidentally). You quoted a law, but not the right one. 17 USC 117 applies only to computer programs. As the heading to that section states: "Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Computer Programs." DVDs of audiovisual works aren't included here if their primary purpose is audiovisual.
"Anything is possible... if you don't know what you are talking about."
tuffnavyrn
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It's nice to learn everyone's personal opinions and legal jargon being tossed around on this subject but if Dirko had never posted this topic about what he has done none of us would ever know nor would we probably care. He's done it for personal use, not for sale, no profits involved......legal-smegal, blah, blah. Is this topic literally changing everyone's life or is everyone applying for law school now? Let's move on.
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jstone
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On 2005-04-08 12:52, tuffnavyrn wrote:
It's nice to learn everyone's personal opinions and legal jargon being tossed around on this subject but if Dirko had never posted this topic about what he has done none of us would ever know nor would we probably care. He's done it for personal use, not for sale, no profits involved......legal-smegal, blah, blah. Is this topic literally changing everyone's life or is everyone applying for law school now? Let's move on.


Tuffnavyrn,

Nobody's forcing you to participate in the discussion. If you don't like the content, you don't have to participate. Although there has been some "heat" between members here, I've actually found this conversation educational.

It's just people talking and giving their opinion about a subject... That's what humans do... They talk. Smile

Take care.
chrisch
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Surely its only illegal if you distribute it
jonesc2ii
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Is it illegal and/or immoral to scan a book you've bought onto your hard drive for your own personal use?
www.ixyl.co.uk/forums - for when you fancy a debate or a quiet chat.
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