reply to Anon
Re: Convert VHS to DVD
The software is not a problem any more to break protection except on only the latest I would think. There is plenty of software that will extract what you want without copyright, with a EULA that says you have to be copying your privately owned property. Otherwise your breaking the law.
Copying it is not illegal, copying it to create a lost sale by giving it away, well that is a whole different matter.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke