I briefly scanned a few articles about the legalities of DVD ripping. I'm a little confused. Some articles say it's strictly illegal to burn a copy of a movie you purchased. Other articles say it's perfectly legal to burn a copy of a movie you purchased. What's the real story? I mean, it seems like there would be no problem making a backup to use on a constant basis so that you could preserve your original copy. I mean, my baby watches baby DVD movies all day long. We're constantly switching out movies. It seems like the DVD player never gets turned off. (Maybe not the best parenting practice), but that's not the issue I'm wondering about. Anyway, with the constant use and abuse of our baby movies, they get scratched up (especially when my wife's in charge of the DVD swapping). I have had to re-buy a few. So what I'm wondering is, is it legal for me to back them up. It's much cheaper to just burn another copy at $.30/disk than to pay $10 to $20 for a new copy of the movies.