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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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by phoudoin on Fri 11th May 2012 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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Agreed, but my point is that doing this is, technically, illegal under several countries's laws.

Sure, nobody care a lot, but if in order to play a DVD under VLC the media content industry tolerates a little law violation, how this same industry can have any credibility calling the law in others cases!?

It's either legal or illegal. They can't cherrypick at will. As some others here stated, this same industry is often found violated copyrights of others, artists for start.

It's the point here: there is no "right way". It's all about calling something wrong to protect a business model, while doing the same when it's good for business model.

When there is no clear right or wrong way, all ways are in a grey zone, aka each side consider their way is legitimate.

Both are obviously wrong, none are right either.

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