Does anyone know if this burner is a rebadged Liteon?
Which is the better for all round use and copy protection.Liteon 52x24x52Asus 52x24x52
or can you suggest another make that is better.
It is most definitely not a re-badged Lite-on. As for whether the 52x Litey or the 52x Asus is better, take your pick.
Both are very good and inexpensive writers and both handle copy protections as well as any other writer. You won't go far wrong with either of them.