There is good news on this subject.....
A judge just ruled against the DVD CCA in a case against Kalaidascape, a dvd jukebox manufacturer, this *may* lead to more companies providing tools to allow for "legal" ways to rip movies to a hard drive (while keeping it encrypted). More likely, it will result in a re-write of the contracts, and a huge delay in AACS'S limited copy functions they were planning on rolling out.
Here's the story:
http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/show ... =198701186
One thing to remember: Kaleidescape is a licensee of CCA's, so this was a case of contract interpretation, not a "right to all" for ripping content.