Firmware with the acers is interesting,
they never mention what's fixed/changed....
I njust flashed my 1208A 9.AB to 9.GB nthe other day
yesterday the released 9.JB, what's in it, who knows?
For copying try using a program like ClonyXL, CD ProScout or Copy Protection Detection... these will determine what the copy protection on the CD is and forward the proper settings to CloneCD, or at least tell you which to use