Comments on news posted 2012-05-22 08:45:58: Both Ice and the FBI recently announced that they'd be making the unskippable anti-piracy warning messages at the beginning of DVDs longer and more obnoxious. ..
This is what this whole experience reminds me of. Can anyone find the irony in this? It's from a movie in the 80s called Amazon Women on the Moon. It has to be one of the funniest movies of all time IMO.
Punish the buyers, not the pirates... great strategy.
What more can I say than my subject, they're punishing those that legitimately purchase their movies rather than those who pirate. A pirated DVD can skip this BS while an MKV or AVI file doesn't even have it, so the only people that are annoyed by this are those that legitimately purchased their discs.
these warnings were laughable in the days of video cassettes.. and even more lame considering that a pirate will bypass this because the warnings are a separate file which doesn't need to be ripped when the ripping software takes out the DRM and bypasses the warnings, macrovision and any other nonsense put into a disc. software is already available for blue rays to do the same thing and make an almost 1:1 COPY (minus drm and copy protection) 25gb or 50gb disc.. doesn't matter..
with the internet pirates probably dont' even get to see a disc unless it's a blank one they'll store the data on.. hard drives are getting big enough to warehouse video on (4+tb) for YEARS... this business model is failing, along with cable-tv.
next shoe to drop.. watch them rai$e prices on media...