FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00327

Submission Number:
539814-00327
Commenter:
Parsons
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Why is it illegal to make a backup copy of a movie that I own. With kids that are not old enough to care for a movie and also not old enough to know that they will damage the movie when it is not cared for it is illogical to not have a backup. I now have two children under 5 and have three movies that can not be played all the way through from scratches to the disk. If I had backups for these movies this would be a none issue as I could use the backup as a disk for the kids and the original can be safely stored in case the backups gets damaged and needs to be thrown out and replaced.