Is it ok to make backups of your dvds then sell the originals?

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#1

Is it ok to make backups of your dvds then sell the originals? Just thinking of doing it!


#2

No. A backup is in case the original is lost, damaged or stolen, but not sold.


#3

No it is not :slight_smile: (at least, this of course depends on national laws, but I guess it’s pretty much the same in every country).

Quite easy: when you buy the disc, you buy the rights to play that disc etc. Making a backup of that disc may be legal as well. But… thing is that when you sell your disc, you also sell those rights to the new owner. So you don’t have the rights anymore to own the backup.

Welcome aboard btw…!


#4

I believe it might be if you don’t live in the USA.


#5

What do you mean OK??? That would be kinda like just renting the movie, copying it and return. I guess it is OK, but is is not the RIGHT thing to do!