Copying Raymarine CF Card
Do not use the Copy command, I use Ghost from Norton Systems Works 2006. It has a ghost version that can run from Windows and makes it much easier. Remember, you must copy it sector by sector including the boot sector and the unpartitioned space.
Before getting confused with the legal terms, you must know that the CF card is not just one thing, the CF card is a container and the charts are the software. What is copyrighted is not the CF card, well at least in this case you are not reproducing the CF card, you are copying the software inside of it from one to other CF card.
There is no law that prevents a user from making a backup copies of their software, music etc. For example: You buy a music CD and copy it to your iPod.
In my case, I dont want to sale or distribute the (Charts) software that is contained on the CF card. I am the legitime owner and I want to copy it to another CF card, in the case that one card is distroyed, I will be using the backup card. Actually, I want to make 2 backup cards, one for keeping in the boat and the other at home. If the card on the GPS is damaged or stolen, I can grab the one from the boat or home and keep on going.
Making a backup copy of the CF card may violates the license agreement,,,,,!So What? There is not any law that says that is a crime to Violate license agreements. If so, I want to know what is the number of that law, it is in the Florida Statutes? US Constitution?
May be it is but on my 20+ years as a computer programmer, I have never seen any law State, Federal, City Ordinance, NATO, OEA, UN etc that explicity prohibit to make a backup copy of any software, music, etc. Again, if there is such law I want to know all about it but until I see that, I will keep trying to backup my CF card.