I see three separate issues here:
[li]Legality of making a backup;
[/li][li]Legality of downloading such a backup;
[/li][li]The legality of requesting such a backup on this forum.
Although it is considered legal to make a backup for personal use (at least it is here in the Netherlands), it might be illegal to modify certain aspects. I don’t have all the details in my head, but I believe there was an issue with DECCS being illegal because it modifies certain encoding. Furthermore, under the DMCA almost anything is considered illegal…
Assuming it is all legal to make a backup and you in fact do own the original, but you yourself are not capable of backing it up, I can see no harm in downloading such a backup. However, making such backup available is a whole other issue. I can imagine that making such a backup publicly available (especially when it is done intentionally) is illegal, but when you ask a friend to make a backup, you download it directly from that friend and you are the only one who downloads it, because you own the original, I can see no harm in that.
Than the third issue. Since we cannot judge whether you own the original legally and providing such a link for you may be used by others to illegally download such a backup. It is for this reason we have to be very strict and do not allow such links or requests for such links on this forum.
CD Freaks is a legit forum and unfortunately not all people realize this, causing a lot of work for the mods and admins of this forum. We have our rules and we expect all to abide by them (including myself of course). This is not directed to you personally, but a statement in general. We have worked hard to get where we are now and if it is up to me, I would very much like it to stay this way.
Hope your questions has been answered…