Originally Posted by dbone1026
Based on the laws in the US, it is illegal to break /circumvent copy right protection, even if it is for a disc you legally purchased and plan on only using for your own personal use.
OK, I understand that. I "assumed" that the programs that convert the disc to mp4 did that without breaking / circumventing some protection scheme, but research shows my assumption is wrong.
OK ... so it would be technically legal to have 1000 drives attached, or a disc changer or whatever ... and MAYBE to backup without breaking / circumventing some protection scheme if such is possible.
It is my understanding that I may legally rip music from a commercially produced for which I do not have copyright CD I own to play it on a portable device ... is that a misunderstanding? Where is the line between audio and video?
(I'm not trying to be "holier than thou" here, just want to not be illegal on a business device. I drive over the speed limit sometimes, too.)