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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Moaaarrr reasons to be a pirate :)
by drstorm on Wed 9th May 2012 23:24 UTC
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So it comes down to this:

Watch stupid previews/commercials, have meaningless nonsense shoved down your throat and navigate through the maze of menus each time you want to watch the disc,


Just download a pirated copy and enjoy it instantly on any device in a completely no-nonsense manner.

The actual payment for the content becomes almost irrelevant! That said, I would definitely be more eager to pay for the Pirated Copy Experience(tm). It feels like premium. The legal way seems like an ad-supported free version.

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jessesmith Member since:

Not that I support copyright violation, but I do agree with the above post. I stopped buying DVDs because of stuff like this. Terrible menus, unskippable warnings, propaganda about how "piracy is theft". I'd rather not see the movie than pay $20 for that experience. In my case it's not piracy that's costing the movie-makers the sale, it's the terrible product/experience.

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jgagnon Member since:

In my case it's not piracy that's costing the movie-makers the sale, it's the terrible product/experience.

THIS. IF they actually provided a product that people wanted and didn't try to dictate every detail about how they use the product they purchased, THEN they might make some money.

I have a HUGE DVD collection, all purchased legally. I am in the process of transferring them to my computer because it is such a hassle to actually use them the way they are. Sad thing is by doing this I'm probably going to be labeled a thief by them. /boggle

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phoudoin Member since:

The legal way seems like an ad-supported free version.

Except for the price tag, you're right.

Edited 2012-05-10 09:47 UTC

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TooShy Member since:

And not counting the poor quality of the movies.

The industry has replaced quality by quantity, and wondering why their shares are declining.

Talking about nonsense ? Hum ?

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zima Member since:

Don't mythologise "good old times". There was always plenty of poor quality movies, and only some rare gems (that we just remember best; often overlooked back then, and many still are)

Pretty much like it is now (also with quite a few of mostly ignored gems) fact, it most likely improved over the decades, something most visible with television: relatively few cinematic movies of old days can rival some recent TV series - say, like Game of Thrones, True Blood, BSG, or SG:U.

Edited 2012-05-13 20:18 UTC

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