I like to make a copy of the children's DVDs that I buy so I can keep the original safe and scratch free...since kid fingers ruin a dvd faster than anything else. I usually use my computer, but I'm having multiple problems with it, so I bought an RCA DVD recorder to use in the meantime. Now half the discs I have stocked up won't record, I get a "copyright protected" message. As I understand it, what I am doing is perfectly legal, since I'm making one copy of a DVD that I have purchased and keeping the original up for safekeeping. How is this happening? The movie companies are allowed to do this?