Hey what's this with taking "making back-up copies" for granted? You buy a car, it'll wear off. Same with clothes or family games or basket balls or anything else you buy and you use. No back-ups there. What makes a video game so different?
The law doesn't say you can make a backup copy of your car. However, it does about your software, which isn't the point either. This is about people wanting to play their games without a CD/DVD in their drives. A point which is lost on the publishers. It's just a shame it's the hackers who end up giving you this facility.