I am a stunch supporter of the Fair Use Act which allows one to copy discs for archival purpose. I firmly believe that I should be able to back up any software that I own.
Unfortunately the US laws state that it is illegal to â€œcircumvent a technological measureâ€ means to descramble a scrambled work, to decrypt an encrypted work, or otherwise to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or impair a technological measure, without the authority of the copyright owner.
In the case of a copy protected disc the copy protection (technological measure) appear to be bypassed in order to create a backup. This would be appear to “circumvent” the copy protection, thus breaking the law.
This implies that one can copy the discs as long as they are not copy protected.
I implore for those familiar with the US laws to assist in clarifying this.
What argument or laws would I have to support my stance that I should be able to copy CDs legally?
All responses are welcomed.
Thanks in advance.