I was reading the comments for today’s Giveaway of the Day, which is a DVD copy program. There was a lot of discussion about the legalities and illegalities of copying DVDs. However, I believe that, if I have a copy of a movie on DVD, then I should have the right to make a backup copy of it. Disney has a program that lets you register your DVDs, so that, if anything happens to them, you can get a replacement, for a nominal fee of $6.95. It’s not free, but it is cheaper than you can usually go out and buy the DVD in the store. I don’t know that any other DVDs can be registered and protected that way, so having a backup seems to be a very good idea. We already do it with all of our music CDs so we don’t have to carry the originals in the car.
In the comments on the Giveaway of the Day program, several people mentioned DVDFab as good DVD Copy software that is always available for free. So, if you miss today’s Giveaway of the Day, and you have some DVDs you’d like to backup, you can try this. I think I’m going to try the one from Giveaway of the Day, just because today is the only day I can get it for free. If I don’t like it, I can always go back and and download DVDFab.