So. Our cousin from England is visiting us, and my letter to the editor came up. She wanted to know what it was about and I explained as best I could about how it's now illegal to bypass copy-protetection. And then when I was finished, I don't remember her exact response, but it was along the lines of "better stop doing it, then". No, people! No! If you've copied your purchased DVDs for backup-purposes before, don't stop doing it just because they've outlawed it! I'm not saying that you shouldn't follow laws, but this is one that is completely paid for by the corporations. It does nothing for the citizen except making more of them "criminals".
Many times during history have laws been broken to further mans freedom. Remember the Boston tea-party? Freedom never comes for free.