Burn Xbox games?

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  1. d wade macrumors 65816

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    can i burn xbox games on my macbook pro 15?

    i would like to make some copies to keep some at my apartment and some at my parents without worrying about losing them in transit.

    is this possible to do with the burner provided with the MBP? and what kind of discs would i need to use?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    You should know the sites stance on this as helpful as it may be to someone lol
     
  3. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Um...

    Yes, it is possible.

    However, doing so violates the Digital Millenium Copywright Act as you would be circumventing copy protection and encryption schemes used to protect Copywritten and/or proprietary works.

    The rules of the forum state that we can not discuss these types of things as they can get the forum operators in a lot of trouble.

    Perhaps you may wish to look to some more shady sites to find out the information that you seek.
     
  4. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oops, my fault.

    i thought it was ok to make copies as long as i have already purchased these games?

    these are old regular xbox games, not even xbox 360. i just wanted to make backups so i didnt have to drive them cross-state and risk losing them.

    so im guessing it is different between games and DVDs? b/c i know it is ok to make copies of DVDs... i just figured it would be the same for video games.
     
  5. Fillado macrumors member

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    Well when you make copies of DVDs you're also breaking the Macrovision protection on them, which again violates the DMCA, so I don't see how that could be ok either :(
     
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Before the DMCA it was okay. Now it's not. Thank you government.


    Lethal
     
  7. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Yep, and now we have the Convention on Cybercrime treaty that could make it a crime to do something on the internet that the US determines legal if another country declares it illegal.

    If we were to discuss something that another government finds objectionable, and they do not agree with the whole freedom of speech thing, then you can be extradited for procecution in another country.

    Damn them! And by damn, I really mean I love all those wonderful people looking out for my wellbeing and understanding that I should be made to comply fully with some law elsewhere in the world that I have never heard of. And by made, I really mean forced... I mean cared for, that was it.

    I would like to thank you for protecting my civil liberties, because as we all know, you know better than we do.

    Signed, little girl.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Source please?
     
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    I'm kind of confused here.

    Why is ok for us to discuss using Mac the Ripper for DVD backups, but not for Xbox games backups?

    thanks.
     
  11. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree with you, backing up/copying is the 400lb gorilla of topics and puts the Mods in a tough spot.
    As one of the Supreme Court Justices said "I cannot give you a definition of porn but I can tell you when I see."
     
  12. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Oh, I thought there was a real reason. Because there are a million threads about how to use MTR for DVD's on here.

    I didn't know if there was a different rule for video games...
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Very good point I dunno the answer. My mindset is to do whatever I want with something I buy so I feel I have every right to back up. I mean I'm not gonna pay for the same thing again. Heck even apple reccomends backing up songs. So is movies and games the oddballs??

    I wish I knew how to back up 360 games but I guess then people would only rent games and never buy them lol owell
     
  14. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    Well, I'm pretty if you copy a Xbox game disc onto a regular DVD, (if that is even possible), it won't boot up in the Xbox

    I'm sure micro$oft has some sort of protection against this...

    i mean..

    they aren't THAT stupid
     
  15. DMPDX macrumors 6502

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    Back When I had an xbox, I rmember coming across an app that would let you do so. And I have sen torrents floating around of different xbox and ps2 games. SO yes possible, but (probably) no, not legal.
    -dsm
     
  16. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thats exactly what i said. read my post 7 posts above yours.

    thats why i figured this thread would be OK b/c it is the same situation as MTR w/ DVDs, and that is widely discussed here
     
  17. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    You would need a modded Xbox to even play the burnt game.. so it does not even matter :D
     
  18. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Well, the good news is that not everybody lives in the United States, but instead in some of the more liberal parts of the world... Still, it amazes me that Americans tend to believe that their laws are universal.

    Besides, what happened to the Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of the Press?
     
  19. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    The original poster lives in Florida (USA), however if he would like to fly out to Germany to meet you I'm sure you'll love to show him how to circumvent our copyright laws? :rolleyes:
     

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