The law on copying is simple. "encryption doesn’t just prevent unlawful copying. It prevents a DVD-owner from copying legally-purchased content in another format for personal use, as the fair use exception allows".
So my question is "how to archive my videos" and not "is it legal or not". I welcome any technical ideas.
If you want to comment on the copyright go somewhere else.
when someone is trying to be helpful isn't welcome here. It's all very well for yout to "blah blah" and get all hot under the collar, but the fact is that the advice given to you by other forum users is correct.
You're right when you say "The law on copying is simple...." it is, but not in the way that you seem to think. It's illegal to do what you want to do, and that's that - there's no point in getting annoyed because someone points it out to you.
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