In case some of you haven't heard, DVD Decrypter has been ordered to cease and desist. Their website is gone now too. Since this topic isn't just computer related, but deals with copyright and fair use, I thought I'd put it in potpourri. Here is a message from its developer: I use DVD Decrypter regularly. I often copied the images of rental dvd's from netflix to my computer for later watching, thus allowing me to ship the DVD's back immediately but still enjoy the rentals over the course of a week. As it is I only get one shipment from Netflix a week now, and timing it so Netflix has my returns on Monday is necessary so I get the latest releases in a timely manner. I don't burn rentals to blanks, and the images are usually gone in a week's time as well. I've always been comfortable (although lawyers will likely disagree) that this is "fair use". Also, I made copies of DVD's that my nieces watch (that I own). Thus far this consists of all the Disney and other animation titles. This in my opinion is mandatory, because children watch movies 50 million times, and I've already had to replace several of my copies due to scratches. I'm not risking the original media (some of which is no longer available in stores) in the hands of a 2 year old.