New DMCA Exemptions: Ripping DVDs for Online Video Now Legal

Pretty good news here from the book of common bloody sense! 🙂 Finally you can "legally" backup DVDs you own…as if anyone was truly waiting for this ruling to do so.


Merely bypassing a technological protection that restricts a user from viewing or using a work is insufficient to trigger the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. The DMCA prohibits only forms of access that would violate or impinge on the protections that the Copyright Act otherwise affords copyright owners.