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CAN NOT RECORD COPYRIGHT VHS TAPES OR DVDS TO MY DVD BURNER.A LOCK COMES ON THE DVD PLAYER

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  • loudv8 Sep 02, 2008

    Copyright error comes up attempting to record over the air channels.

    Tried unplugging unit and reset, problem reoccurs on vhs and dvd. Has been working find until today.

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This is the protection for the source material. Commercialy distributed media is not supposed to be copied. This is under copyright law.

What you can do to be legal, is to buy a second copy.


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