[OT] legality of DVD backup

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Nov 8 13:40:33 EST 2010

What you described is 'fair use' in the US. It means 'backup copy for
personal use'.

On 8 November 2010 10:35, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> My EFL school is slowly migrating from a mixed Mac and Ubuntu school to
> being
> a 100% Ubuntu school. However, for some reason which escapes me DVD
> playback
> on my Ubuntu boxes is, at best, "lumpy".
> Therefore I am proposing to make ISO images of all the DVDs that I own and
> use on
> a regular basis onto the hard disk of my main content delivery machine; I
> will always
> have the physical DVDs present in the classroom.
> This will allow my Ubuntu box to play my DVDs normally.
> Can anyone advise me as to the legality of this action?
> Morally I have no qualms whatever; without this process I would have to,
> either, purchase a TV and a DVD player, or, a Mac.
> sincerely, Richmond.
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Stephen Barncard
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