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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Civilization
by jefro on Thu 10th May 2012 00:49 UTC
jefro
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2007-04-13

One of the fragile things this world has is that there is some expectation that we will wake up tomorrow with a chance that we can work and spend money.

I know many people think that stealing movies is not like stealing real money or taking food from babies but it is. I don't care for Hollywood's political views but I respect the fact that they have chosen to work in a field that will make them a home and way of life. The people who do single copies and those that massive copy each take away from the entire country. The country as a whole has a right to defend it's self from attacks whether they be from cyber or financial or criminal or military force.

I support the law enforcement community that tries each day to catch crooks.

Seems more than a few readers here, never had a Father or Mother teach them right from wrong.

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RE: Civilization
by shmerl on Thu 10th May 2012 01:11 in reply to "Civilization"
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2010-06-08

The people who do single copies ... take away from the entire country.


You mean personal copies to be able to use the media on different devices, backup copies and etc? Care to elaborate what exactly does it take away from the country? As far as the law goes, it's called fair use.

Edited 2012-05-10 01:12 UTC

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RE: Civilization
by TechGeek on Thu 10th May 2012 01:50 in reply to "Civilization"
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2006-01-14

ok, i've had a crappy day so I'll bite. Pls remember, nothing personal.

Who the hell are the media industry to decide what is wrong or right? This is the same industry that actually pirates its own members profits. How many times has the RIAA been sued for not giving artists the money they had coming? This is the same industry that lobbied Congress to get copyright extended to such a point that its ridiculous. Copyright is suppose to have a short shelf life. This is the same industry that layers encryption and other copy control mechanisms onto their media to prevent normal fair use practices, depriving you of property you paid for. This is the same industry that blatantly makes up numbers to incite fear about a loss that while real, probably can't ever be quantified.

What the **AA is doing is wrong. But I don't see you chastising them for it. Its only the pirates that get targeted. Also, do try to remember that copyright infringement is suppose to be a civil matter. Not a matter of national security. How many resources is Homeland Security putting into copyright enforcement that should be going to things like stopping terrorism?

Edited 2012-05-10 01:52 UTC

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RE: Civilization
by v_bobok on Thu 10th May 2012 01:52 in reply to "Civilization"
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2008-08-01

I know many people think that stealing movies is not like stealing real money or taking food from babies but it is.


Keep telling yourself that, pal.

Edited 2012-05-10 01:52 UTC

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RE: Civilization
by someone on Thu 10th May 2012 02:29 in reply to "Civilization"
someone Member since:
2006-01-12

Unfortunately, any additional revenue obtained by the Movie industry will likely go into the pockets of the well-paid executives, and very rarely trickles down into the paycheques of everyday workers.

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RE: Civilization
by Delgarde on Thu 10th May 2012 02:58 in reply to "Civilization"
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2008-08-19

I support the law enforcement community that tries each day to catch crooks.


Fair enough, but think about the steps they're taking. If you're a law-abiding citizen, you pay your money to the recording industry, then before you can watch the DVD you've legally bought, you have to sit through a mandatory lecture on why you shouldn't be a criminal. This is how they treat their paying customers.

Om the other hand, if you're less concerned about legality, you download it at no cost, *and* you don't get the lecture about criminal behavior. Don't you think something's a bit backward here? Why make it harder to be an honest paying customer?

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RE: Civilization
by ndrw on Thu 10th May 2012 05:53 in reply to "Civilization"
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2009-06-30

Copyright isn't given you (are you an author, btw?) unconditionally - it's a privilege - a limited monopoly for distributing "your" creation for a specified period of time, granted you by the government. Yes, the government went crazy, and so many of the laws it creates, but that's a whole different story.

If not for that legal settings, if you gave your idea/song/book/video to another person, you would immediately stop being its sole owner. That's because the only natural kind of intellectual property is a secret.

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RE: Civilization
by spiderman on Thu 10th May 2012 06:22 in reply to "Civilization"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Actually it's the other way around. There is a mafia that want us to pay for everything we say and do. They are the one stealing from the whole world. Check your rights and wrongs again. In most value system, greed is wrong while sharing is right. I don't know where your moral values come from but they are weird. I suspect they come from brainwash after watching too much propaganda on DVD.

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