If anything on this site is illegal in any way, shape, or form, then we are unaware of it. Neither we nor our host will be responsible for it. All backup devices are for personal use and should only be used in a legal way. If you should use these items for illegal purposes, then you are the sole person responsible. You are not allowed to visit this site if you do not agree with any parts of this disclaimer. we provide a service to make the legal backup copy in accordance with the above statement, to those users who do not have the ability or resources to make the backup copy themselves. By using the services provided here, you are stating that you own a legal retail copy of the game in question and that the copy is to be used for personal use only. Furthermore, you agree not to use the services to resell, distribute, rent, lend, or lease the game(s) in question, and that if you cease to own the retail copy(s), you agree to immediately destroy and discard the backup copy.
You are LEGALLY ALLOWED to make a personal backup of any Original game as long as you are the owner of the Original game. However you MUST DESTROY any backups when you don't legally own the Original CD anymore (e.g. selling or giving it away). Before making a backup, check in the supplied manual or on the back of the CD box, if there are special conditions for making a personal backup. Abiding by these conditions will keep you free from trouble.
THE UK COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT 1998
This specifically allows the making of back-up copies of software, but only providing it is for lawful use. If there is any doubt over what constitutes a back-up, check your software licence agreement or the software publisher.
IMPORTANT: To purchase these back-up games you must own the original game. These games are for back-up purposes only. When Purchasing any of these games above, we therefore assume you have the original in your possession. Our function is strictly to backup your original software, which you claim to currently own to protect it from damage, accidental or otherwise. We provide these back-ups as a service. We will not be held accountable for the buyers use. If you sell your original software, you will destroy the backup of the title. If you imply piracy, then we cannot legally provide a back-up service for you, and we hold no liability for anything you, the buyer will do with the backup, You understand that from purchasing these backups from us, that you are implying you have the original copy of that title, and we will supply it to you on that understanding only. If you imply to us that you do not own the original copy of the game, then we cannot supply you with the disc, as you have no legal rights to own it. You must also be aware that in order to use your legal backup copy of your retail game, your console must contain a working and properly installed modchip. we do not provide support or information on modifying your console, and you must be aware that by modifying your console, you will void your warranty.
LEGAL STATEMENT SUMMARY:
1. The services that are provided on this web page is strictly to back up your games, which you claim to currently own and wish to protect them from damage.
2. These duplications are allowed under British copyright law and you are entitled to this service by law.
3. We provide this as a service. We will not be held accountable for the purchasers' use of our backups.
4. If you sell your original software you agree to destroy the backup.
5. You take full responsibility for your own actions when using these backups and release us from all "liabilities that may arise, expressed, written or implied" By complying with these regulations it allows us (the service provider) to duplicate and you (as a consumer) to receive the right to use backups.
SECTION 117 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAWS:
117. LIMITATIONS ON EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: COMPUTER PROGRAMS
(A) Making of Additional Copy or Adaptation by Owner of Copy. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement for the owner of a copy of a computer program to make or authorize the making of another copy or adaptation of that computer program provided:
(1) That such a new copy or adaptation is created as an essential step in the utilization of the computer program in conjunction with a machine and that it is used in no other manner, or
(2) That such new copy or adaptation is for archival purposes only and that all archival copies are destroyed in the event that continued possession of the computer program should cease to be rightful.
(B) Lease, Sale, or Other Transfer of Additional Copy or Adaptation. Any exact copies prepared in accordance with the provisions of this section may be leased, sold, or otherwise transferred, along with the copy from which such copies were prepared, only as part of the lease, sale, or other transfer of all rights in the program. Adaptations so prepared may be transferred only with the authorization of the copyright owner.
(C) Machine Maintenance or Repair. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement for the owner or lessee of a machine to make or authorize the making of a copy of a computer program if such copy is made solely by virtue of the activation of a machine that lawfully contains an authorized copy of the computer program, for purposes only of maintenance or repair of that machine, if
(1) Such new copy is used in no other manner and is destroyed immediately after the maintenance or repair is completed; and
(2) With respect to any computer program or part thereof that is not necessary for that machine to be activated, such program or part thereof is not accessed or used other than to make such new copy by virtue of the activation of the machine.
(D) Definitions. For purposes of this section
(1) The “maintenance” of a machine is the servicing of the machine in order to make it work in accordance with its original specifications and any changes to those specifications authorized for that machine; and
(2) The “repair” of a machine is the restoring of the machine to the state of working in accordance with its original specifications and any changes to those specifications authorized for that machine
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO BE AWARE IF THERE LOCAL LAWS MAKE THEM EXEMPT FROM LAWFULLY OWNING A BACKUP COPY OF THEIR RETAIL GAME. THIS SITE AND ITS OWNERS ARE NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH ANY OF THE COMPANIES MENTIONED ON THIS SITE.
We refer to the The Copyright And Rights Regulations Act (hereafter referred to as the CRRA).
Computer games users enjoy a special privilege under the existing copyright law. According to Section 50(A) of the
1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, legal purchasers of computer games are explicitly permitted to make a backup
copy of their purchase.
The law recognises that (a) computer software is overpriced in comparison to other leisure media, and (b) the games industry
is so fragile, and hostile towards backwards-compatibility, that your chances of being able to obtain a legal replacement
for a damaged disc after anything more than a couple of years are so remote as to require legal remedy.
You are still entitled by UK law to make a backup copy of any piece of software you buy legally.
Under the new UK copyright laws, any software publisher which implements any form of copy-protection on its discs
will be breaking the law. Because it’s an offence, obviously, to deprive the consumer of any right which is explicitly granted to
him in law. And if you implement copy protection which there is no legal way to circumvent (which, thanks to the CRRA, there now isn’t)
then you are, obviously, depriving the consumer of the opportunity to exercise his legally-enshrined right to a backup.
Which is illegal.
The legally-enshrined right to make a backup of computer software is one the games industry is very keen to keep quiet.
Until very recently, the FAQ on the website of games-industry representative body ELSPA answered the question
“Am I legally entitled to make a backup of my original software?” with a strident and unequivocal “No!”.
A few public-minded citizens from a games forum took it upon themselves to contact Trading Standards about this clear
misrepresentation of the law, and ELSPA hastily changed their website to a rather muddier statement which nevertheless still
essentially, and wrongly, asserts that you’re not allowed to backup your own games. (As support for this position, the ELSPA
site relies chiefly on the precedent of a judgement given in 2002 in a case brought by Sony against a seller of PS2 modchips,
who was ill-placed to stand up to the financial muscle of Sony and their lawyers.
However, there are a number of serious legal issues with the judgement - detailed in a paper published by the Faculty of Law at the
University of Hertfordshire – which would make the judgement unlikely to survive a further challenge in court.)
The industry’s position is, in a nutshell, “If your disc goes wrong, we’ll supply you with a new one, therefore there is no need for you
to make your own backup and the law does not apply.” There are, however, several extremely obvious flaws in this policy.
Firstly, if you look in the back of the manual of any game you own, you’ll either find no information on what to do with a corrupted
disc at all, or an instruction to send it back with a fee to cover “handling”, which in most cases will be between £7 and £10.
Which seems like a hefty charge for them having sold you shoddy merchandise.
(EA backed down on this charge after a series of complaints, detailed in recent PCZs, about the state of Battlefield 1942 discs.
But the policy is only a “gesture of goodwill” and only applicable under certain conditions.
In almost all cases with almost all publishers, UK gamers will still be charged a hefty fee to return non-working discs.)
Secondly, of course, there’s the issue of replacements being available at all. Anyone who’s ever tried to buy a copy of an
older PC game (say, more than three years) will be familiar with the near-impossibility of the task. Half the time, the
publisher won’t even be in business any more.
The fact is, as ELSPA was keen to point out during last year’s FairPlay campaign for lower game prices, when you buy a
computer game, you’re not buying the disc it comes on. You’re buying a licence to play the game code, and that licence
lasts for your whole life. You are, therefore, entitled by law to protect that right by ensuring the safety of the code, regardless
of whether the publisher can be relied on to help you out or not. And since it’s no good waiting until the disc gets corrupted and
THEN making a backup, obviously you have to make the backup first.
We provide our service based entirely on the principle that most people CANNOT make a legal backup themselves without
spending of lot of extra money, which they may not have in the first place, to provide themselves with the equipment needed
to do such a task. They may also not be as technically minded as to how to proceed in the first place.
We offer our services as a duplication team purely on the basis that
* You already own a legal original product which you would like us to duplicate for you.
* You give us your full consent to perform the service which you have to legally agree to.
* You DO NOT misuse our duplication service in any way, shape or form.
On that principle alone, we are allowed, as a service which you have contracted us to legally perform for you under
UK consumer and copyright law.
We will not be held legally responsible, nor will we face any kind of criminal prosecution for any of the services offered
on our sites purely on the principle of this page information alone.
It is against UK and European law for us to prosecuted or involved with anyone misusing our services for the purpose that
they were NOT intended as we clearly state, how our services must be used in connection with our T&C's policy.