Hi. Long time listener, first time caller. (I just always wanted to say that) I was trying to backup DVD's using DVDShrink 3.1.7 and Nero 5.something, but I kept receiving a "copy protection error" message. By reading these forums, I discovered that every now and then there is a DVD which shrink simply can't handle. I've had the same problem with three straight disks, though. Using advice gleaned from reading the posts from the good people in this forum, I removed 3.1.7, and upgraded to DVDShrink 3.2 and tried again. Same problem. So I removed Nero 5.something (also removed the crappy Roxio program that came with my drive) and installed the trial version of Nero 6. However, I received the dreaded "blue screen" anytime I tried to open Nero, and anytime DVDShrink tried to access it. It's possible I need a firmware update for my drive, I suppose, but it seems pretty strange. I couldn't get to my drive manufacturer's (Optorite) website at that particular moment, so, I removed 6, and reinstalled 5.something. I then downloaded DVD43, and am now able to copy the disks using Shrink as long as DVD43 is running in the background. My question, after all that verbage, is am I missing something? My impression is that shrink would decrypt most disks. What are the odds that it couldn't handle the first three I'd grab (Mississippi Burning, The Newton Boys, and The Animal)? Is it indeed a problem with Nero 5.something? I have a Dell Dimension 4600, with a 2.66 ghz processor, and 512k of ram. The hard drive is 30 GB, with 15 GB available and it has recently been defragmented. My DVD drive is an Optorite 2201. I have spent way too much time trying to figure all this out. Can anybody help?