i have an pioneer ao4,and have writing softwear instant cd/dvd and nero. i manage to copy fimls i get off someone no problems,they are all the lastest relseaes and have no protection on them so i figure they have all ready been cracked, im in the uk and the films say all reigons ntsc: hence copy fine play in all dvds ive tried. the problem is when i try to copy a dvd i just brought or hired from a shop they have protection on them. ive read peoples comments and own threads and result in confusion. i know they can be cracked, a freind said he downloaded a cracking program called dvd decss, which ive heard does it. im fair new to this so if someone could please have to time to explain this to process to me or point me in the right way i would be very much gratefull thanks becky uk ..