Tron: okay, I'm a little unclear on somethings, perhaps you can help me? I just want to say right now that I'm not arguing, just asking for clarification
so what happens if you have a CD, you make a backup of it, and the original is (at some time) destroyed, or put into position where you can no longer use it? (not involving selling or lending it or anything along those lines) Are you really doomed to only have one copy. I mean, not having more then one backup at a time is fair, you don't need them...but I could see a situation where you might need to make a copy of a copy to preserve paid for material.
For instance, I have a copy of Starship titanic that I bought from a used game store. Disc 1 was scratched, and caused the game not to install properly, so I made a copy of it using Nero, and the copy worked fine. If I wanted to make a backup of the game, I would probably want to use the copy I made as the master, since the original is in very bad condition, especially now (it got...hurt, my cat knocked the jewel case over...). Would I legally have to pay for a new original disc to back it up?
bare in mind it's a moot issue since I don't plan on doing either (buying a new disc, or copying a copy) since I don't play it anymore anyways, I'm just giving an example.