EyeTV to copy DVDs?

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  1. Chrisg2014, Jul 6, 2012
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    Chrisg2014 macrumors regular

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    So I have learned it is not illegal to copy your DVDs today for my personal use, but it is if it has encryption and you have a software to break through it. The only legal way is to use an analog signal right? Just making sure here it would be legal to plug my PS3 (I only use it as an expensive blu-ray player now days) in an eyeTV and record it from there, because I'm not breaking the encryption.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    In the United States it is legal to have one "backup" copy of your DVDs pending that you still own the actual source disc. I don't think the EyeTV will work. The Macrovision copy protection will prevent it from recording the video.
     
  3. Chrisg2014 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess that is why when I go to google, that is why no one has talked about it...
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If the DVDs are yours and you are making a copy for your own use and you keep the original I see no real problem. The studios aren't going to come after you; they only go after people who make 100 copies (and sell them) or upload it to torrents.

    Just buy a program like RipIt and get on with it.
     

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