Hi, folks! I'm looking to buy a dvd recorder so that I can back up my old vhs tapes. Now some of these are movies from long ago. My questions are: 1) Is it legal to back up an old movie for personal use. The tapes take up way too much space in a small apartment, so i would love to do this. 2) I've heard that many vhs tapes won't transfer, but I know some people do it. How is this done? Is it legal? 3) Someone told me that the law recently changed and it is no longer legal to back up a store bought dvd for personal use. Is this the case? And if so, does this law apply to vhs back up as well? 4) finally, I also heard that when you back up a movie, the sound is not copywritten. That doesn't seem to make sense to me.