Able to use my dvd to record copy protected content

I just bought a dvd recorder. Little did I know that virtually all the programs are copy protected. What can I do to defeat this system…or is this just a problem with this brand (Sony) of DVD recorder?

Do you mean a standalone DVD RECORDER or one that goes in your PC.
And what are you trying to backup/record

this is a stand alone sony dvd player/recorder…silly me…i thought that if i could record it on my direct tv tivo type unit…then i could recopy it with my sony! thanks for your help…by the way!