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Many anti-piracy protections rob consumers of the right to legitimately use entertainment they've paid for, says Fred von Lohmann, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group.
For example, it's illegal to make a digital copy of a copy-protected DVD, even if it's just for backup, he says. And TV companies don't want consumers to be able to record a copy of a TV show on a DVR, then transfer it to another DVR or a portable device without paying a fee, he says.