before I ask the legal question, let me explain what brings it up, I got pulled over tonight about 60 miles from my home and ONLY becuase im a young kid (23) in a nice car (viper) this cop figured there must be something going on so he treats me like a common criminal and searches the HELL out of my car. This cop comes across 6 or so of my backed up dvd’s (I have a flip screen in the dash and like to watch movies in the car from time to time) he says they are “bootleg” copies and he can arrest me right now and I’ll have up to 5 years in jail and up to a $250,000 fine, I explained they are backups of my legaly purchased dvd’s, he said that it does NOT matter.
so is he right? is it legal to make backups of YOUR own dvd’s? I always thought it was legal