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I just got a new CD and wanted to copy it so I have a copy for the car and a copy for in the house. However, when I came to copy it Nero says that it can't (pressumably there is some sort of restriction on it so it can't be copied illegally - but I just want a copy for my car!!).
Is there any software program (pref free) that will allow me to copy it?
I thought a backup copy for your own use was allowed and did not breach the copyright. Anyway if the tracks can be downloaded to your HDD, then it may be possible to add them in the "Make audio CD" function of Nero Express.
Copyright and the Internet
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i have to say that i have heard of disc's that allow a backup to be made but how what and where i am not sure........
It's ok I've managed it on my own
confessing to, manageing to, copy a copyrighted disc is rather dull on a forum that in no way condones these actions...
LeedsLass, please let us all know how you 'dunnit' :-)
I'm fairly sure that back in the days when floppies, (lots of them) were needed to install a program, some makers, not Microsoft, encouraged making copies "for safety" by the licenced owner.
Microsoft to give them the credit, would post replacement floppys provided you could picture scan the original disk or quote various serial numbers on the original floppy.
In fact I was sent the full version of Word 6 because I had a failed disk and Microsoft had no more "upgrade" disks in stock.
CDs (when factory made) are very durable and the need for that sort of friendliness has now disappeared.
I really don't think anyone would have a problem to copy a cd to use in the car if you own it, or to make compilations of music you have bought.
The copy-protected CDs limit users options--preventing them from making a copy of the CD to play in their car, for example, as one could with a cassette tape. But they also limit their mobility. In some cases, the protected CDs cannot even be played in more than one of the consumer's CD players.
more info in the link.
I am as frustrated as the next person regarding these issues i know it would be nice to buy a new CD
make a copy and play that while keeping the original
as good as new, but these disc's are not exactly made to wear out under normal use they are going to last for years if looked after properly...
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