If I am correct, and based on what I have read quoted here, I am allowed under Federal Law to make a back-up copy of my movies/games (“Fair use”) for my own personal use. Yes?
I would argue that by putting a copy protection on say a DVD which defeats the right I have under Federal Law, the mfg. is violating my right.
I know there are many pieces of software which can only be used for either a specific number of days or for so many uses. I would seem easy (from a lay point of view) for the DVDs to be made to allow one copy to be made and then no more. This would give me my “Fair use” back-up and still prevent more copies being made.
Maybe this has been covered before but if not, it seems a good thought. I would also think this is a good defense to using a program which beats the copy protection for the purpose of allowing me my legal back-up copy.