Is Ripping a sin? Apart from the warnings that making copies of Audio Video Entertainment is a serious violation of law and that the FBI will GITCHYA if you do it, the question is--- Is it immoral--- Is it a sin? We all remember the Warnings we got when attempting to record broadcast media on our VCRs, …well--- those old enough to have preceded the era of DVDs will know what I’m talking about. The demographics I speak of will also know of Father Guido Sadducee from Sat. Night Live--- or was it TW3??? No matter— If Father Guido had been asked if RIPPING is a sin, he would have answered thusly: (Puff,puff---While standing in front of the Vatican as he lit a fresh cigarette from the stub of an expiring one) “ It is said that we must all pay for our sins,, (Puff—puff) and the seriousness of our sins will determine the punishment we must pay---(Puff-puff), So,,, let me put it this way (Puff), say, for instant that you KNOW your neighbor’s wife (puff-puff), and I mean the in a biblical sense, --- this would cost you $90—you see, this is serious, but not as serious as shooting your neighbor. (Puf-Puff-Puff, as he lights up another fresh cigarette from the butt of the one he just lit a moment ago.) Now,,,, how much would Ripping cost---? ---a nickel---maybe, ---you see, Ripping is not that big of a deal. OK--- this brings me to another point: Back in the old days Ripping a movie to a VCR was simple, and it took no longer then the duration of the movie. SO--- why the hell is it now so complex and can take up to 11 hours??? Seems to me that ---that--- is a hell of a price to pay for so small a sin!!