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    DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable 10 second government warnings

    When will Hollywood get a clue?

    DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable government warnings
    You know those FBI warning messages that appear at the beginning of DVDs and Blu-ray discs? They're getting an upgrade—and they're multiplying.

    The US government yesterday rolled out not one but two copyright notices, one to "warn" and one to "educate." Six major movie studios will begin using the new notices this week.

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    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."

    The idea isn't to deter current pirates, apparently (the new scheme requires all legal purchasers to sit through 20 seconds of warnings each time they pop in a film, but will be totally absent from pirated downloads and bootlegs). It's to educate everyone else. As ICE Director John Morton announced in a statement yesterday, "Law enforcement must continue to expand how it combats criminal activity; public awareness and education are a critical part of that effort." (Source)



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    Are they trying to give people more reasons to download rather than buy. As said it wont be there on pirate disks why annoy legitimate customers. Drm is pointless look at avatar they upped the drm and it was still copied but people who bought it in some cases couldnt watch it

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    I don't advocate piracy but this gives another good reason to watch a pirate over an original. There are a couple of DVD's I have (bought) that I've ripped and removed the crap from like this.

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    I should imagine it would be stripped from the DVD rips and not reach its target audience.

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    Is this just American DVDs or will others get similar?

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    British DVDs often include FBI warnings too.

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    I think it's hilarious that adding this sort of things makes people want to watch priated content to avoid it. They really like shooting themselves in the foot!

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    No condoning this sort of thing but...

    DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable 10 second government warnings-pirated_vs_legitimate_dvd.jpg

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    It's clearly designed by people who don't know what else to do, so they're doing the same thing as before, only more of it. It's like they've convinced themselves that the reason a deaf person can't hear them is because they're not shouting loud enough.

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    I agree they miss the point, targetting legitimate customers isnt the way forward, most legit customers get that message.

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    durp.

    Piracy IS a victimless crime. [in and of itself]

    The piracy may be funding something else, that's a whole OTHER thing.

    If people trafficing is funded by piracy, piracy doesn't suddenly inherit the victims of people trafficing. It doesn't work like that.

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    Most DVDs & bluerays you put in you can just click Stop-Stop-Play on the remote and it launches the film instantly.
    (More info)
    Assume this new thing will stop this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    Are they trying to give people more reasons to download rather than buy. As said it wont be there on pirate disks why annoy legitimate customers. Drm is pointless look at avatar they upped the drm and it was still copied but people who bought it in some cases couldnt watch it
    Tell me about it. My copy of Avatar only seems to want to play on days of the week with an 'r' in them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Tell me about it. My copy of Avatar only seems to want to play on days of the week with an 'r' in them
    ARRRRRR, matey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Tell me about it. My copy of Avatar only seems to want to play on days of the week with an 'r' in them
    mindu now ive seen it (channel 4) i dont get what the fuss was about yes its pretty but sooooooo boring

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