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Legal way to watch DVDs you own on an iPad?


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Was thinking of getting an iPad for movie watching while traveling and/or on treadmill. Have large collection of DVDs. Do I understand the current interpretation of the laws on this stuff to say that there is absolutely no legal way to watch a movie you own on a device that doesn't have a built in slot DVD player?

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The legal standing is that you cannot break the copy protection on DVD's, though you can legally back up your collection, which you can't do because of copy protection.
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Just a cautionary note: the forums follow US law and as such, discussion of ripping commercial and protected DVDs is prohibited. See the link in my signature for more information.

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Was thinking of getting an iPad for movie watching while traveling and/or on treadmill. Have large collection of DVDs. Do I understand the current interpretation of the laws on this stuff to say that there is absolutely no legal way to watch a movie you own on a device that doesn't have a built in slot DVD player?
The law is country specific.

As mentioned, these forums don't allow us to give the ripping options, but that is what Google is for.

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