What is leagal and what is not

vbimport

#1

Hi

I understand that buying a game then copying it for back up purposes is legal… But in this scenario, is it still legal or not?
If i owned a game then copied it, then lost/broke it
Is the copy still legal? Or i have to discard the copy…


#2

Couple questions you have to ask your self.

  1. Where do you live.
  2. What are you doing with the backup. ( are you puting the orignal away and using it or using on disk at home and one at work…ect.)

This post in the cdfreaks news should help you out.

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9682


#3

Generally if you can’t show a policeman the original then you shouldn’t have the copy. It doesn’t matter if you did buy it and then broke it.


#4

Some proof of purchase should do in that case i suppose


#5

Will a receipt work?
And im in the UK… Not sure about the piracy laws there


#6

So long as you can prove that you did purchase the original, your copy is legal. Having a copy in the event that the original is lost or destroyed is, after all, the purpose of making a back-up.