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Member since 29 Apr 2010
Member from Northland Region
Can anyone tell me the law on copying dvds and videos please?
If I own a video and make a dvd copy of it for myself, is that legal?
I see where video shops have multiple copies of dvds on their shelves (photocopied covers etc) ???
Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
this may be of help to you.
Well, if they think I'm going to wipe my collection of television programmes that I recorded off the telly back in the 80s they've got another think going! If I've understood it correctly it looks like the idea of copying our church library dvds (so a copy is on display and not the original) is out of the question. Many thanks for the link. I'll pass that on so the church members can have a better understanding of the copyright laws too.
Member since 22 Jun 2010
I would add that this question keeps cropping up here in the UK. Recently although the Law has not been changed, the MCPS, main copyright owners in the UK have said that you can copy material once, for your own personal private use. This also applies to 'backup' copies of software, where this is possible.
If youw OWN, that is you have paid for a casstte, or videotape, you can copy it to CD or DVD for your own personal private use, but you can only make ONE copy and theoretically you should store the original to prove you own it.
Member since 22 Mar 2011
Member from Hamilton
Post deleted at 29 Mar 2011 7:14pm by mike_in_hamilton
I am sure it is not legal, and in fact I am surprised that you can copy rental dvds. I thought they were all write protected. DVD rental outlets have a special licence to keep multiple copies of DVDs. My Sky etc you pay for monthly, so no, it is not the same.
CB ... I heeded your original message and decided against it. I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to bending the rules. Now I just look for very cheap dvds for the church library if one needs replacing.
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
HI G.G.Good to see you again.And CB,I for one am/are/is/against pirating property,such as DVs and such.This is how people make their living,To pirate said Discs,its like taking food off their children's plate.
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