Back up your software discs
Given Australia’s fairly draconian copyright laws, you’d be forgiven for thinking you can’t copy anything, even if you’ve bought and paid for it.
The fact is that although it is legal now to copy audio-CDs to your digital media player, it’s actually also legal to make backup copies of your software discs. According to Australia’s copyright law, you are legally entitled to make one archive copy of your software discs for personal use only. That’s so if your software disc gets ruined, you aren’t forced to go out and pay full retail price again for the same thing.
So if you have expensive application and operating system discs, make sure you have archive copies of them and keep them in a safe place.
If you need software to do this, my new Rip/Burn tool does the job for all non-copy-protected data CDs and DVDs. You can download it for free from ripburn.darrenyates.com.au.
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