Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2012 22:30 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Will the two screens be shown back to back? Will each screen last for 10 seconds each? Will each screen be unskippable? Yes, yes, and yes. An ICE spokesman tells me that the two screens will 'come up after the previews, once you hit the main movie/play button on the DVD. At which point the movie rating comes up, followed by the IPR Center screen shot for 10 secs and then the FBI/HSI anti-piracy warning for 10 secs as well. Neither can be skipped/fast forwarded through.'" That'll surely teach the pirates who don't buy DVDs or Blu-rays.
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What a waste of time...
by taghi on Fri 11th May 2012 11:40 UTC
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10 seconds/warning * 2 warnings/movie = 20 seconds per movie.

Estimate that each American watches an average of one movie per week. Sure, some watch less (like myself), but others watch many more. Assume the population of the US of "movie watching age" is 250M.

20 seconds/movie * 1 movie/week * 52 weeks/yr * 250M = 7.2M hours/year.

And what does it get us!?

(BTW... it's really scary when you apply this sort of logic to playing video games!)

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