Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
No, given that it's perfectly legal and has been since 1976.
Or just tell him to download VLC and HandBrake.
I see... so you can demonstrate that "Fair Use" has been tested and upheld through case law as it applies to circumvention of encryption on DVDs? I'm sure the authors of the DMCA, as well as a bunch of lawyers at the EFF would love to have that information. At best, we can say that the backup of DVDs you have bought is a gray area right now. Both sides are afraid to have it tested in court because both sides are afraid they will lose.
That being said, I support the idea that once I pay for content, I ought to be able to manipulate it for my own personal use, hence my helpful reply.
I seem to recall that in the past, other threads about this topic were deleted by the mods.