MikesHardware.com ONLY supplies
Information necessary to make a PERSONAL BACKUP of legally owned
CD's. MikesHardware.com cannot be held responsible if any of
the information contained on this page is used in the pursuit
of illegal activities such as copyright infringement or piracy.
Keep the following in mind when
making a backup of an Original CD:
- You are LEGALLY ALLOWED to make
a personal backup of an Original CD as long as you are the owner
of the Original CD.
- You are NOT ALLOWED to sell,
rent or give away any backups of copyrighted CD's, as this is
not allowed by Copyright Laws.
- You MUST DESTROY any backups
when you don't legally own the Original CD anymore (e.g. selling
or giving it away)
- Before making a backup, check
in the supplied manual or on the back of the CD, if there are
special conditions for making a personal backup.
Software is expensive
Once you fork over the bucks
for that hardware, you'll spend (if you're a legal minded fellow)
another 75% of the hardware cost on software. Ouch!
Many of us buy CDs and discover
a few days or weeks later that "Shrek" made it's way
under the couch and now it's all scratched up... That's $20 out
the window and you know that's not the last time you're gonna
buy it right? Can't disappoint the kiddies.
Buy the CD or DVD and make a
copy of it for your personal use. Essencially, backing it up.
Why not? We backup our blood sweat and tears data don't we? (you
do don't you...). To do this, we need some tools. They aren't
cheap, but they work perfectly.
First, you'll need a DVD Recorder
or burner as the hips say.
One of the best if not THE best place for resources on copying
CD/DVD Copying Software
Everything under the sun for copying your stuff
CD Protections Article
A good How To article