Ok, so I am new to backing up dvds and thought I would do some research before I got started and came across this awesome forum. I have read over many threads and replies and believe I have confused myself with what I should do. The only software I currently have installed is Nero 6.0, which of course will not allow me to backup copy protected dvds. I am using a DVD+R drive. I found this link, http://www.dvdplusvideo.com/Guides/alkohol_guide1.html , in one of the replies, but there is no mention of Nero. I was wondering if it is possible to use any of this free software in conjunction with Nero to successfully backup copy protected dvds or if I should eliminate Nero from the equation all together. I am interested in the easiest and most inexpensive way to do this. I really do not want to pay for additional software unless I have to. Any help that anyone can offer is greatly appreciated!