Would whatever of the 3 media companys that owns the dvd's youve purchased attempt to get money out of you if you somehow got caught.. probably..
Would they succeed... well probably not.
They would probably attempt to try you in an american court...
Fair use laws would come into play, a digital copy for personal use of a product you own is deemed fair use as far as Im aware. So you shouldnt have an issue there.
And well.. you go before a judge in aussie and say, heres my physical copy.. been sitting unused in my shed, heres my digital copy which has only every been used for personal use and never shared...
Theres really fk all chance of you actually get into trouble..
Tho court costs and time lost could really screw up your year.
Ofcourse the programs to do the copying are themselves illegal in some countries..
Extracted from a wiki as an example..DVD Shrink
is a freeware DVD transcoder program for Microsoft Windows that uses a DVD ripper to back up DVD movies. The final versions are 126.96.36.199
(English) and 188.8.131.52 (German); all other versions, such as DVD Shrink 2010, are scamsLegal status
On August 17, 2005 the official DVD Shrink
website was updated to say that the site "is no more!", prompting many sites to mirror the latest DVD Shrink version and offer it for download. This was a result of DVD Shrink
's web host receiving a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice, as compromising limits on the accessibility of a copyrighted work is prohibited in many cases under the laws of the United States, specifically the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Shortly after, the website was restored, and a search box was put in place of the download link. DVD Shrink is no longer available from the official web page, but it is available from many other sites on the Internet and it suggests finding a download source using a general web search, "DVD Shrink".
In some countries, the software in itself is illegal under applicable laws pertaining to copyrighted content. German law, for instance, while allowing the manufacture of copies of copyrighted digital material for personal, non-commercial use, dictates that it is illegal to circumvent mechanisms that prevent copying. Therefore, the use of any software enabling a user to work around copyright restrictions such as CSS is against the law in Germany.
So as you can see.. you definatly should NOT use google to find programs to do what you would like.. just to be safe