LEGALLy copy discs which program

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  1. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    I am looking to make copy of a few discs I own.

    I legally own these discs, but I handle my computer CDs poorly, and would like to make copies.

    The problem is I try to copy but I get errors. Are there program that allow me to copy directly ... like a mirror copy

    thanks

    Brent
     
  2. Iain Lambert

    Iain Lambert Screenwriter

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    Sorry Brent, it sounds like they are PC games encoded with a variant of Safedisc copy protection. Consumer level CD writers might be persuaded to write the dead sectors in exactly the right way (theoretically), but Safedisc also stores information in places the writers can't reach in a similiar way to Playstation CDs - the only technically possible way to back up these discs is using a method that hacks out the copy protection. I'm sure you'll apreciate that this isn't the place to discuss how thats done.
     
  3. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    I agree, but the copies are for me ONLY. I guess I will try looking around

    Thanks

    Brent
     
  4. Chris Bardon

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    Countdown to thread closure in 5...4...3...
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It is against forum policy to discuss bootlegs, or how to break copy protection

    If you have a disc you're broken, you can either

    A-Be more careful in the future

    B-Buy a scratch removal kit

    C- Call the company and usally they'll exchange the disc for a small fee
     
  7. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Guys I am LEGALLY allowed to make a copy. I would NOT ever sell or give away a copied disc.

    I wasnt asking how to make illegal copies ... nuff said

    brent

    I would call the companies, but I doubt I would get a replacement for the 50cents it would cost to burn my own.
     
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    Bergan Peters Stunt Coordinator

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  9. RyanM

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    You may legally be allowed to make one copy of copyrighted works you own for backup purposes, but not when it involves circumventing "a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under [the Digital Milennium Copyright Act]." I echo Bergan's suggestion that the thread be closed.

    Ryan
     

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