Answered By: Franny Gaede
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020     Views: 53

After this Chronicle post we received this question numerous times.

Allowed:

  • Circumventing a DVD's content scrambling system (CSS)
  • Copying (aka "ripping") small portions or excerpts from the DVD

Not Allowed:

  • Copying (aka "ripping") the entire DVD

Please see "Digital Copyright Exemptions Benefit Educators, Filmmakers and Smartphone Owners" by George A. Pike, for a good explanation of this recent development.