QUOTE(Roseau @ Jun 1 2012, 09:47 AM)
QUOTE(JimD @ Jun 1 2012, 10:25 AM)
Well, DVDs have copy protection (due to the fact it is illegal to copy them).
So I think the answer is that you don't! ;o)
It is illegal to copy the whole thing but educational establishements have an agreement which involves paying money to be able to show films (or parts of) to pupils for educational purposes. Usually I just take the DVD and show one scene but I have seen other teacher's show little bits that they have cut out and, for the purpose of what I want to teach this time, this is what I need to do.
The reason why software to do this isn't very widely available is due to American legislation. 'Fair use' of copyrighted material such as your case is permitted. However, thanks to lobbying by Hollywood, the distribution or use of software which circumvents copy protection is illegal in the USA, making it impossible to exercise one's right to such fair use. Bonkers, or what?
Free software projects such as VideoLAN
, which enable such circumvention, have to operate entirely outside of America in order to survive.